ANCW member Barbara Jackson (Ariz.) is helping to spearhead this effort, and she is excited to get young people involved in this project. Her passion and enthusiasm for this project is contagious, and she can’t wait to get others on board. Agriculture clubs from all universities with an agricultural academic program are invited to sign up for the program, and in the first weeks of advertising the program, 65 young people had already registered to participate. Once signed up, each member receives an individual account, where they can customize their homepage and upload information. Student groups will earn points by posting blogs, photos and videos to the forum and by participating in online outreach activities. Efforts will be awarded with fun prizes, scholarships and incentives. I had the opportunity to interview Jackson while we were attending the National Beef Ambassador Contest last week, and you can listen to my podcast with her below. If you are a college student, or if you know of kids that would be great for this program, please get involved to make a difference. Your voice truly matters.
BEEF Daily Quick Fact: Eighty-nine percent of America’s consumers enjoy beef on a regular basis, making beef America’s Favorite Food. (Iowa Beef Industry Council)