This is a statewide competition open to Oklahoma youth from grades 5th – 12th. The contest will be held April 8th at OKC West Stockyards in El Reno, OK in conjunction with the commercial cattle grading scholarship contest. The Beef Advocate competition will take place immediately following lunch.
Goal: Create and implement youth advocates who will further their knowledge of beef education and consumer interaction.
Competition: There will be two mock interactions.
1. Media – the contestant will participate in a mock media interview. The interviewer will ask pre-determined questions with the option to ask follow-up questions. A panel of judges will observe the interaction for knowledge, articulation, poise and the contestant’s ability to explain beef production and present the beef community in a positive manner.
2. Peer – A staged conversation between contestant and his/her peer which includes beef production and/or nutrition. A panel of judges will observe each contestant on their ability to relay to their peers appropriate and accurate information regarding beef community and beef nutrition.
Junior Contestants: Current grade 5th -8th
Senior Contestants: Current grade 9th-12th
Prizes: Cash awards
Junior Division: 1st place, $300 2nd place, $200 3rd place, $100
Senior Division: 1st place, $500, 2nd place, $300 3rd place, $200
For more information about this contest contact: Ddee Haynes, OCW Beef Ambassador Co-Chairperson, 580-772-4053, firstname.lastname@example.org Tammi Didlot, OCW Beef Ambassador Co-Chairperson, 405-409-7633, email@example.com
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