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New Oklahoma Beef Ambassador Touts Beef's Great Story

Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:16:55 CDT

New Oklahoma Beef Ambassador Touts Beef's Great Story

Young ag leaders demonstrated their skills as outstanding representatives in the Oklahoma Beef Ambassador Program by taking top honors in statewide competition.

In the Senior division, Kalyn McKibben of Wyandotte and Shelby Downs of Summer, TX , who is a student a Oklahoma State University finished first and second. In the Junior division, Paige Garza of Yukon, Will Shelby, Madill, Sydnee Gerken, Kingfisher, took the top three spots. In the Novice division, Hattie Haynes of Weatherford, Kaden Hartin of Stuart and Victoria Gerken, Kingfisher, bested their competition.

In the media interview portion of the competition, McKibben talked with Radio Oklahoma Network Farm Director Ron Hays about the great story we have to tell consumers about beef.

"First of all we can be absolutely confident that all of the beef that we have in the United States is safe, wholesome and nutritious," McKibben said. "We have to look at beef's big ten, they call it beef's big ten, it's 10 vital nutrients that come in large amounts of that come from beef."

"First of all we have vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 to help our brain function, we have half of our daily value of protein needed just in one single three ounce serving of lean beef," she said. "There are 29 options of lean beef out there for our consumers and I think we just need to realize that for the price and for the nutrients your getting, its the best value."

You can hear McKibben's media interview that was judged in the contest by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below

McKibben and Garza will represent Oklahoma at the 2015 National Beef Ambassador contest September 26-27, 2014 in Denver, CO.

The National Beef Ambassador Program is funded by Beef Checkoff dollars and plays an essential role in balancing misinformation and anti-beef messages. Beef Ambassadors across the country make presentations in a variety of settings about their personal experiences with beef and the beef industry.

Click here for more information on the National Beef Ambassador Program.

The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network- but is also a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today's show- and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.



Ron Hays Beef Buzzes with Kalyn McKibben
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