Beef Scholarship Extravaganza Friday, Dec.13, 2013 at Iowa State University
The Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation is proud to host the Beef Scholarship Extravaganza. It is one of the most challenging and rewarding youth cattle competitions in the nation. Young people who participate in this event reap the benefits of their preparation long after the competition is over.
The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors who will test their knowledge on the beef industry and beef cattle management issues. Stations cover the following topics:
Handling and Health
Marketing (beef cut evaluation)
Keep-Cull Replacement Heifers
Beef Management Challenge
Credit and Finance
Beef Industry Issues (beef advocacy)
Each station will be worth 100 points, and participants will receive explanation and feedback about the stations following the competition.
Scholarship dollars won at the Extravaganza can be used at any university or community college. In addition, if the student will be attending Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Kirkwood Community College, Hawkeye Community College, Muscatine Community College, Des Moines Area Community College, or Iowa Lakes Community College, those institutions may offer additional matching scholarships to students on the winning teams.
This one-day event is open to teams of either two or three current juniors and/or seniors. Team members do not need to be from the same high school or county. In the case of a three-member team, only two will participate at each station (as decided by the team); the third will be an observer. However, all team members will share the team award.
The entry fee is $200 per team. The fee covers noon lunch and an Extravaganza t-shirt.
Finalized details of the day’s itinerary including station protocols will be sent to registered teams and posted at www.iowacattlemensfoundation.org. Please contact the Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation at (515) 296-2266 with any questions.
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