The California CattleWomen have a long and proud history.
Created to promote the Beef Industry, women throughout the state have dedicated their time, energy and devotion to educate the public about beef for over 70 years.

Our Mission

Because California is the world leader in food production, the most productive agriculture region on earth and because; the production of Beef Cattle is California’s fifth largest commodity, we, the California CattleWomen will focus on promoting a better understanding to consumers as to where their food originates; the quality controls used towards its safety; the impact the Beef Industry has on the economy of California; and the overall, far-reaching contributions the Beef Industry has to our society as a whole.

Current Newsletter – Between the Posts – was delivered to membership via email on May 13, 2022.  If you did not receive a copy contact your unit to verify your email address is up to date.  If you do not have email, please request your printed newsletter from your unit. 

If you would like to volunteer for mailing out the newsletters please have your unit president contact a California Cattlewomen, Inc. executive team member.

Coming to Convention 2022 –

November 30 to December 1, 2022, The Nugget, Sparks Nevada

Michele Payn!

Michele Payn, CSP, connects the people and science of food and farming as principal of Cause Matters Corp. She is known for being a community catalyst, a passionate advocate for global agriculture —and antagonizing people into action. Michele has worked with farmers in more than 25 countries, raised over $5 million in sponsorships for the National FFA Foundation and founded AgChat and FoodChat on Twitter. She is the author of three books: # 1 Best Seller, Food Bullying; Food Truths from Farm to Table, an IPPY bronze medal winner; and No More Food Fights! Michele’s degrees are in Agricultural Communications and Animal Science from Michigan State University. She has earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation, awarded to less than 10% of professional speakers globally. She resides with her ‘city slicker’ husband and cow-loving daughter on a small farm in central Indiana. She enjoys Registered Holsteins, the MSU Spartans, and making memories with friends around the table. Michele connects conversations around the food plate at and socially through @mpaynspeaker.

Registering for Convention:

For planning purposes, meeting document distribution and attendance roll call, all attendees, on line and in person, are requested to please register directly with California Cattlewomen, Inc. using the CCW Meeting – Attendance, Delegates and Proxy form.

In person attendees need to pay registration and secure room reservations at California Cattlemen’s Association > Events

Online attendees will pay through the Store found on this website, the CCW Online Registration Link.  The password to pay the online registration fee is provided after registering using the CCW Meeting – Attendance, Delegates and Proxy   

Online meeting links for the Board of Directors Meeting and the Workshop will be sent to the registered attendees once the online attendance fee is paid.

All registered attendees will be emailed meeting documents prior to the meeting.

Reporting Forms for Members of California Cattlewomen – 

Beef Promotion Report Form  –    

Ag in the Classroom Report Form  –   

All Star Reader Report 

California to Host the 2023 ANCW Region VI Meeting

The opportunity to network with our fellow region VI members is coming in 2023 as Nevada and California work together to host ANCW Region VI Meeting.  Would you like to be a member of the planning team to help California shine?  Sign up here:

ANCW 2023 Region VI Planning Committee

Are you interested in a California Cattlewomen Internship?

California Cattlewomen have unpaid internships opportunities that arise over the course of our operating year.  We work with interns in areas communications support on the website and our social media platforms, content development and projects for Beef Promotion and Education.  Available internships are based on California Cattlewomen project needs and internship openings.

If you are a college student and would like to connect with us concerning our current internship opportunites – apply here.

Join Us!

Learn more about membership with the California CattleWomen.

Memorial Scholarships

Providing youth ag scholarships to California students.