ANCW's Collegiate Beef Advocacy Program was created for beef industry advocates interested in bridging the gap between the farm and the fork.
This program connects the Collegiate leaders to the beef industry where they can have unlimited access to leadership, their peers, cattlemen and cattlewomen and beef industry professionals. They will grow as individuals, strengthen their leadership skills and establish networks.
Meet our Advocates
Lone Tree, Iowa
Forbes is an eighth-generation farmer and CattleWomen. She is the daughter of John and Kelli Forbes and is currently a junior at the University of Iowa—majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications with a focus in Agriculture. Forbes grew up on a cow-calf operation, raising Angus and Maine Anjou cattle. Her family also grows corn and soybeans. She has a soft spot for the Charolais breed and started her own herd in 2013, which has grown it to twenty head. Her favorite cut of steak is prime rib.
Sarah Drown Ramona, California
Drown is a junior at Oklahoma State University studying Agricultural Communications and Agribusiness. She will graduate in May 2021 and aspires to begin law school the following fall. She has a background in commercial cow/calf ranching but has a love in her heart for Red Angus cattle. Anytime she goes home, she loves to enjoy a homegrown tri-tip, which is her favorite cut she said. Drown brings diversity to the Midwest since she comes from a non-antibiotic ranch that relies on nature and rotation to graze their cattle, rather than growing forage. She is the daughter of Glenn and Margaret Drown and is a fifth-generation rancher.
Plaisance is the daughter of Chance and Charity Plaisance. She currently attends Louisiana State University as a junior. Plaisance’s major is Agriculture Leadership and Development with a minor in Animal Science. Plaisance’s involvement in agriculture began on her family owned ranch, 3P Ranch. They raise around two hundred head of Brahman cattle. Their main focus is to raise show cattle, but they also have a small F-1 herd. She plans to continue sharing her passion for beef cattle and show others what great aspects this industry has to offer.