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Beef Scholarship Extravaganza has Nov. 1 deadline

Sep 23, 2013

AMES — The 19th Annual Beef Scholarship Extravaganza will be Nov. 13 at Kildee Hall on the campus of Iowa State University. More than $7,600 in scholarships will be awarded. The deadline for teams to enter the competition is Nov. 1.

The contest, which is sponsored by the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation, is open to teams of high school juniors and seniors; however, team members do not need to be from the same school. Extravaganza tests student knowledge at 10 stations that cover all aspects of beef cattle management and beef marketing issues.

Stations include:

• Handling and Health

• Nutrition

• Marketing (Beef cut evaluation)

• Seedstock Merchandising

• Job Interview

• Keep-Cull Replacement Heifers

• Reproduction

• Beef Management Challenge

• Credit and Finance

• Beef Industry Issues and Advocacy

Station protocols will be sent to registered teams and are posted on the ICF website, www.iowacattelemensfoundation.org. Registration information also is on the site.

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, Kirkwood Community College, Hawkeye Community College, Muscatine Community College, Des Moines Area Community College or Iowa Lakes Community College, those institutions offer additional matching scholarships to students on the winning teams.

The entry fee is $200 per team; and a team can consist of two or three students. The fee covers noon lunch, snacks and an Extravaganza T-shirt.

Call the ICF offices at 515-296-2266 or email sarah@iabeef.org for more information.

 

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