In the beautiful mountains of Northern Utah/Southern Idaho a top strawberry roan mare is where you can most often find 2017 ANCW Collegiate Beef Advocate, McKinzie Smith. McKinzie’s passion for the beef industry began the day she was born as she has been a part of the Smith Ranch, in Snowville Utah for her entire life. There is nothing she loves more than working alongside her family in taking care of the various responsibilities that need to be done on the family ranch. Aside from working on the ranch, McKinzie also enjoys serving as one of her community’s local 4-H Leaders. She loves working with youth and helping them with their livestock projects for the Box Elder County Fair. A little over two years ago, McKinzie decided to compete in the 2015 Utah Beef Ambassador Competition where she was one of the three selected and fell in love with being an advocate for the beef industry. She will forever be grateful for the support of the Utah Cattlewomen and Cattlemen’s Associations as well as the Utah Beef Council for the many opportunities and learning experiences that she gained as a Utah Beef Ambassador. This past December, she was honored to be able to join the Utah Cattlewomen’s Board as the Historian and be part of the Utah Beef Ambassador Committee, as well as becoming a National Collegiate Beef Advocate. She plans to continue to promote the beef industry throughout Utah by continuing to be a part of the Utah Cattlewomen’s Association and helping with the Utah Beef Ambassador Program. She is also excited to be working with the rest of the UCWA Board in starting a Collegiate Beef Club for the first time ever at Utah State University, with the goal being to help other students learn how they can be better advocates for our great industry.