Ambassadors spread the good word about beef

2012 Beef Ambassador team, pictured left to right: Kim Rounds Grass Valley, Calif.; Rossie Blinson, Buies Creek, N.C.; John Weber, St. Paul, Minn.; Emily Jack, Giddings, Texas; and Arika Snyder, Lewistown, Penn. (Journal photo by Kylene Scott.)

Five youth from across the United States are excited to be promoting beef as part of the National Beef Ambassador Program.

The 2012 team includes: Kim Rounds Grass Valley, Calif.; Rossie Blinson, Buies Creek, N.C.; John Weber, St. Paul, Minn.; Emily Jack, Giddings, Texas; Arika Snyder, Lewistown, Penn.

In their short time as ambassadors, the group has already traveled to visit the Certified Angus Beef headquarters in Ohio, a major farm show on the east coast as well as leadership training in Denver, Colo. Other trips are planned for the remainder of their term.

Emily Jack said the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Cattle Industry Convention has been the highlight of her experience thus far.

“I really just enjoy traveling and getting to know other members on the team,” Jack said. “I think this one might have topped the list. This is really fun.”

Team member, Kim Rounds said one of the lessons she has taken home was learning how to work as part of a team.

“We each discover we each have our own strengths, knowing when we talk to a consumer, how to pass it off to someone who might know more about that area,” Rounds said.”Its been really fun learning how we all work as a team, and how to talk to consumers.”

Of importance to Ambassador Rossie Blinson was learning how to interact with consumers.

“We’ve learned how to talk to consumers is one big thing (I’ve learned),” she said. “Since we do a lot of consumer promotion we need to know how to get the good word out about beef.”

The team expressed gratitude to all those who have helped them on the journey thus far, especially those directly involved in the beef industry.

For more information on the Ambassador team visit www.nationalbeefambassador.org.

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Author:Kylene Scott

Associate Editor for High Plains Journal.

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