2012 Photo Gallery

Ag Day in Sacramento March 2012
Photos courtesy of Jean Barton

CattleWomen at Ag Day
CCW 1st vice president Tammi McElroy visited with Martin Garrick, Assembly member 74th District, Carlsbad, CA with Shasta Co. Beef Ambassador Jared Tapal, Maudie and Bill Gregory, Shasta County

beef for breakfast
Beef served for California Cattlemen Association Legislative Breakfast

legislative breakfast
Tehama/Shasta Co.CattleWoman Maudie Gregory at the CCA Legislative Breakfast with Assemblymember Bill Berryhill, Assembly District 26 and his Legislative Director Matt Roman. Also pictured are Shasta Co. Beef Ambassador Jared Tapal and Bill Gregory.

rodeo queen
CCW president Melanie Fowle with Kendra Brennan, California Rodeo at Salinas Queen and her father Bob Brennan, Tuolumne Co. rancher at the CCA Legislative Breakfast.

Beef served for lunch
1,200 tri tip sandwiches were served at Ag Day at the Capitol.

Beef its whats for dinner

CattleWomen
CattleWomen’s California Ranches booth

Eat beef booth

beef booth

Crowd at Ag Day

World Ag Expo  February 2012
Photos courtesy of Jean Barton

CattleWoman welcome Ag Expo visitors
Cattlewomen welcome visitors to their booth at the World Ag Expo

CattleWomen at World Ag Expo
CattleWomen setting up the booth at the World Ag Expo

California CattleWomen group
The World Ag Expo was cold and damp; coats and jackets plus vests were worn by California CattleWomen members Adele Bartholomew, Tammi McElroy, Linda Arata,Melanie Fowle and Jean Barton as they worked in the CCW booth.

CattleWomen at World Ag Expo
The California CattleWomen Booth at the World Ag Expo with CCW president Melanie Fowle and 1st vice president Tammi McElroy

World Ag Expo booth

CattleWomen booth

Women talking at expo

Women at Ag Expo

CattleWomen group in booth

sharing beef recipes
Kern Co. CattleWoman Paula Francis was asking a young beef consumer a question from the Beef Knowledge Game in the California CattleWoman Booth at the 2012 World Ag Expo.


This recipe for Basil-Beef Asian Pasta Stir-Fry was a finalist in the 2011 National Beef Cook-Off for Beth Royals,VA.

1 pound beef round tip center steaks, cut 1 inch thick
2 cups uncooked multi-grain penne pasta
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 thinly sliced red bell pepper
1 / 2 cup packed, thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
1 / 3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1 / 4 cup crumbled goat cheese
Basil sprigs

1.  Cook pasta according to package directions.  Set aside; keep warm.
2.  Meanwhile, cut beef steaks crosswise into 1 / 4 inch strips; set aside.
3.  Combine lemon juice, chili sauce, and 1 teaspoon olive oil in small
bowl; set aside.
4.  Heat 1 teaspoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat
until hot.  Add half of beef; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until outside
surface of beef is no longer pink.  Remove from skillet; keep warm.  Repeat
with 1 teaspoon oil and remaining beef.
5.  Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in same skillet over medium-high heat until hot.  Add bell pepper; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes.  Return beef to skillet.  Add basil and chili sauce mixture;  cook and stir until sauce is thickened and bubbly.  Stir in cooked pasta;  cook 1 minute or until heated through.  Serve sprinkled with almonds and goat cheese.  Garnish each
serving with basil sprig.

Makes 4 servings.


Tulare CattleWomen at World Ag Expo
Tulare Co. CattleWomen Vickie Malmstrom and Sheri Dooley were hostesses at the Beef Seminars during World Ag Expo.

ANCW in Nashville  January 2012
Photos courtesy of Jean Barton

CattleWomen in Nashville
California CattleWomen were represented by Jean Barton, ANCW Media Relations Coordinator, Rebecca Been 2012 ANCW Beef Education & Curriculum chair, Tammi McElroy, CCW 1st VP and ANCW National Beef Ambassador Committee, Barbara Cowley 2011 ANCW Beef Education & Curriculum chair, Melanie Fowle CCW president & ANCW National Beef Ambassador Committee, Judy Ahmann ANCW Region VI Director.

Executive committee
2012 American National CattleWomen Executive Committee.  front row, l-r: Imm. past president Jill Ginn TX, pres.elect Barbara Jackson AZ, president Tammi Didlot OK, v.p. Patti Buck CO; secretary D’dee Haynes OK, parliamentarian Susie Magnuson CO. Back row l-r; Janice Rustad Region VII ND, Judy Ahmann VI CA, Peggy Biaggi V OR,  Desta Crawford IV TX,  Penny Zimmerman III MN,  Marcia Callaway GA II, Ann Nogan I PA.

CattleWomen breakfast
Tammi, Judy and jean at the California Cattlemen breakfast in Nashville

Miss Rodeo America
California CattleWomen at the ANCW Foundation benefit dinner with 2012 Miss Rodeo America Mackenzie Carr.

Foundation dinner
California’s Kim Rounds, National Beef Ambassador addressing the ANCW Foundation Benefit Dinner attendees.

Cattle Industry Convention
Malorie Bankhead was an intern during the Cattle Industry Convention, taking time to visit with Barbara Cowley and Judy Ahmann.

Best of Beef Award
Malorie Bankhead received the top scholarship of $ 1,500 and a trip to the Cattle Industry Convention.  It was coordinated by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and sponsored by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. She was presented the award at the Best of Beef Awards ceremony and breakfast in Nashville.

Opryland Convention Center
Opryland Convention Center

CattleWomen enjoy hamburgers in Opryland
Tammi, Melanie and Barbara enjoying hamburgers in Opryland

Inside Opryland
Inside Opryland

Grand Ole Opry
At the Grand Ole Opry, Jean Barton with Oregon CattleWomen President Pat Venable and Norma Kuyper.

Grand Ole Opry

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