2003-04 Beef Ambassadors

California CattleWomen’s Audrey Denney took Honorable Mention (4th place) at the National Beef Ambassador contest, October 9-11 in Omaha, Nebraska!!!
Winners left to right: Chelsea Good, Colorado (Honorable Mention, 5th place); Jen Pazour, South Dakota (3rd place); Sarah Bradbury, Texas (2nd); Stacia Berry, Wyoming (1st); and Audrey Denney, California (Honorable Mention, 4th)

California CattleWomen Beef Ambassador Contest
The State contest was held at the Harris Ranch on May 31st, 2003.

Beef Ambassador contest winners with the panel of judges.
Contestants back row left to right:  Mike Herlihy, Fresno/Kings CW; Audrey Denney, San Luis Obispo CW; Jaclynn Scrivner; Shasta CW; Angelina Denning, Nevada/Placer CW; Brooke Barnes, Tehama CW.

Front row seated left to right:  Judges Noelle Cremers, CCA Director of Industry Affairs; John Harris, Chairman Harris Ranch; Jean Rosasco, Past Chairman California Beef Council; and Coordinator Terri Woods, CCW Beef Ambassador Chairman.

1st Place: Audrey Denney,
San Luis Obispo County CattleWomen

Audrey is a 2002 graduate of Paso Robles High School and has been
spending the past year serving as State California FFA Reporter. She was also a finalist in prepared public speaking at the FFA National Convention last November. Audrey lives on the family farm in Bradley, where they raise beef cattle, draft horses and grow wine grapes. Audrey has been active in FFA at all levels, and started her own herd of purebred Gelbvieh cattle when she was 12. She breeds her own project animals, and won the 2002 Champion Replacement Heifer for the California Mid-State Fair.

2nd Place: Jaclynn Scrivner,
Shasta County CattleWomen

Jaclynn is a 2002 graduate of Anderson Union High School, where she was active in FFA and in Choir. Jaclynn was Shasta County’s Beef Ambassador in 2001, and has received many proficiency awards. She is now at Shasta College and spends a lot of time horseback and with the Polled Hereford herd she started. Her future goals are to continue her education in agriculture and the Beef Industry.

3rd Place: Angelina Denning,
Nevada/Placer County CattleWomen

Angelina is a senior at Lincoln High School with a 4.0 GPA. She has been involved in 4-H and FFA leadership positions at the local and state level, and plays soccer. She is planning to attend CSU Stanislaus for two years with an emphasis in math and science.

Honorable Mention: Mike Herlihy,
Fresno/Kings CattleWomen

Mike is a student at Reedley College, majoring in Agriculture Business.
He is the 2002-03 Aggie Club President, Equestrian Show Team President and an Ag Ambassador. Involved in FFA, he received his American Farmer degree in 2002 as well as many awards from local agricultural organizations. Mike’s goals are to stay involved in agriculture by being an ag instructor, working in the public relations department of a major corporation and as a motivational speaker. He is transferring to Cal Poly, SLO in December 2003 to pursue his Master’s degree and teaching credential.

Honorable Mention: Brooke Barnes,
Tehama County

Brooke is currently a junior at Red Bluff High School and is active in
4-H, FFA and the American Jr. Simmental Association. She has many awards with her beef projects, including the 2002 CA State Fair Reserve Grand Champion Heifer. Brooke hopes to attend Cal Poly, SLO and major in Agriculture with a minor in Photography.

CCW President Joan Hemsted presents
Incentive Winner Dallice Wood with her check.
2nd place was last year’s CA Beef Ambassador Kay Merino.


California Beef Council
5726 Sonoma Drive.,
Suite A
Pleasanton, CA 94566-7751

Mr. John Harris
and the Harris Ranch Inn and Restaurant
Rt. 1 Box 777  Coalinga, CA 93210

Thank you for sponsoring the Harris Ranch Beef meals! We are also grateful for the meeting rooms and lodging at Harris Ranch Inn, and for providing Contestant Training at the Harris Feedlot.

The purpose of the National Beef Ambassador Program is to train youth spokespersons ages
16-19 for promotion of beef and the beef industry. Through preparation for the competition, contestants gain knowledge about the beef industry and the importance of beef as an agricultural product, focusing on the positive impact of the beef cattle industry on our economy, our environment, and on our families as producers and consumers.