Collegiate Beef Advocacy
ANCW 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. For more information about the program, contact CBAP Coordinator Evelyn Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet our Advocates
Taylor Evans, AL
Taylor Evans is a student at Aubum University pursuing a degree in Agricultural Business and Economics with a minor in Animal Science. She plans to graduate in May 2019 and hopes to begin a career working with youth involved in agriculture. Taylor’s own involvement with agriculture began very early in life on her family’s commercial cow-calf operation in Wilmer, Alabama. She became involved in the beef industry in”2007 when she purchased her first 4-H project steer. She was a member of the Mobile County 4-H Animal Science club for nine years, where she exhibited beef cattle on the local and state levels.Taylor joined the Alabama Junior Cattlemen’s Association in 2010 and later served on the Board of Directors as a district representative and later and President of the organization in 2015-2016. As a director and during her time as president, Evans helped plan and execute the AJCA’s annual Round-Up. As a collegiate, Taylor serves as an ambassador for the College of Agriculture. With this organization, she is allowed to share her passion for agriculture with potential students as she recruits them to join the college. She is highly involved with the Auburn University Collegiate Cattlemen’s and Cattlewomen’s Association. Evans has served as an officer for two years io the association- most recently as the Ag Council Representative. She is also a member of the Auburn University Young Farmer’s and the Aubum University Block and Bridle Club.
Ashley Huntsberger, NV
Ashley Huntsberger is a Senior at the University ofNevada, Reno. She is majoring in Elementary Education and minoring in Human Development and Family Studies. She grew up on her family’s cow calf operation in Smith, Nevada. She has been around animals her entire life with her involvement in 4-H Livestock market lambs and breeding ewes, and owning her own cattle and horses. She has been an active member of Western Nevada CattleWomen for nine years. This is where her passion for advocating for the beef industry has developed. Currently, she is the University of Nevada’s Range Club president and is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, Delta Nu chapter. After graduating in Fall 2018, she wants to work on ranches and substitute teach; eventually returning to her family ranch as the owner.
Will Shelby, OK
A fifth generation cattlemen, raised on a cattle ranch in Southern Oklahoma, Will Shelby is the 18 year old son of Dr. and Mrs. Troy Shelby. He is a 2017 graduate of Madill High School. His mom teaches 2nd grade reading and his dad is a large animal veterinarian. He has one brother, Levi Shelby that is an order buyer for Varner and Varner Livestock. Will currently is a freshman at Connors State College in Warner, Oklahoma. He is a member of the livestock judging team and Aggie Club. He is an animal science major with a pre-vet option. While in school, Will was very active in the FFA and 4-H. He served as President of Madill FFA and Marshall County 4-H. He also served as an Oklahoma 4-H Ambassador and Oklahoma Beef Ambassador. Will was named the Oklahoma State FFA Star in Ag Placement and the Oklahoma 4-H Winner in the Beef Project Area. He was Oklahoma Junior Cattlemen’s Association Outstanding Cattleman.Will graduated as Valedictorian of his senior class. He was also active in wrestling from the age of 4 through graduation. He was an Oklahoma 44 Regional Wrestling Champion and State Placer. After Will finishes his undergraduate studies, he plans to apply to Veterinary School. After obtaining his D.V.M., Will would like to practice large animal medicine in a rural area. Will’s goal of becoming a large-animal veterinarian will allow him to contribute, in small part to the legacy of agriculture and ranching in our great nation.
Collegiate Beef Advocacy Team Formed at the Cattle Industry Convention – Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association
ANCW’s Collegiate Beef Advocacy Program – Southeast AgNet Radio Network
North Dakota, Nebraska college students launch beef projects – Tri-State Livestock News
Collegiate program trains next generation of beef advocates – High Plains Journal