Meet the Newest Beef Industry Leaders
In the coming year the 2013 National Beef Ambassador Team will come face to face with thousands of consumers and students across the nation. They will have the opportunity to educate consumers of all ages through the internet, consumer promotions and in classrooms. Get to know each of these enthusiastic Ag-vocates and follow them on their journey to share the beef story with America.
Chandler Mulvaney (Alabama)
Hi beef lovers! I am Chandler Mulvaney and a current freshman at Chattahoochee Valley Community College outside of Auburn, Alabama where I am pursuing a degree in Agricultural Business and a minor in Political Science. I am a fourth generation cattle producer and have grown up on a small farm raising Hereford cattle. The farm life has taught me the values of what modern beef production means to my family and to the world. I have been involved in the production of cattle on my farm for as long as I can remember. The late night calving checks and early morning chores have helped develop the values of responsibility, hard – work, determination, and respect for my fellow cattleman and that is why I feel very blessed and grateful to be representing the beef industry in a positive light as a National Beef Ambassador! It is indeed a privilege to represent the voice of every beef producer who wants their beef production story told, with truth, compassion and integrity.
Growing up in a family that has always supported my pursuits and passions, I was able to be actively involved in 4-H, competitive baseball programs, and showing cattle across the country. Through 4-H, I was able to serve as the 2010-2011 Alabama State 4-H President and thus grow personally from many life changing experiences such as attending the 2012 National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia and the 2011 National 4-H Conference in Washington D.C. I am blessed to grow up in a family that raised cattle and through my many show heifer projects, I was able to deepen my knowledge of cattle production and finally raise and show a Division Champion at the North American International Livestock Exposition in 2011! I realize the importance of my story and how influential I can be to the people around me every moment of every day. I am humbled and thank you for this opportunity to serve everyone in the beef community as a National Beef Ambassador!
Emma Jumper (Arkansas)
Proudly representing states south of the Mason Dixon Line, I am Emma Kathryn Jumper, the daughter of Tommy and Pam Jumper of Arkansas. My passion for agriculture began at an early age as I worked along side my older brother, Isaac, at Rock Creek Angus Ranch, our family's pure breed Angus cow-calf operation in Paragould, AR. In high school, graduating only a few short months ago, I served three terms as my FFA chapter's President and represented my school at various capacities on the local and state level. Recognizing the real reason I went to school everyday, I placed special emphasis on my grades and graduated a Suma Cum Laude Honor Student and Salutatorian of my class. I also enjoyed serving as Secretary of my Student Government and Editor of our Brookland Bearcat Yearbook. I most recently passed the gavel to my successor as Arkansas' Girls' State Governor and crowned a new Miss Northeast Arkansas. Taking agriculture to the glamorous side, I traveled on an agriculturally based platform to the Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen Pageant where I placed as a finalist both years of competition.
The most defining characteristic I have is my Faith and I live daily clinging to the truths of Joshua 1:9-"For have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be fearful; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." I am the assistant director of the First Baptist Church Nursing Home ministries and am excited about the blessings of the MSU Baptist Student Union. I am currently a freshman at Mississippi State University studying International Business with an emphasis on Marketing and Finance and the language Chinese. I serve as a member of the MSU Freshman Council and History and Tradition Committee, as well as the Chi Omega women's fraternity and the Mississippi State Collegiate Cattlemen's Association. My home is now in Starkville, MS where I attend Adaton Baptist Church and cheer on my Mississippi State Bulldogs, cowbell in hand! CLANG CLANG!
Katie Stroud (California)
Hi there! My name is Katie Stroud and I am very blessed to be apart of the 2013 National Beef Ambassador Team. I was raised in the small town of Adin, CA on my family’s fourth generation cattle ranch. My great-grandpa started our herd of Shorthorn cattle back in 1937 and our genetics can be traced to the two original American Shorthorn Association herd books. Ranching is a family tradition for me and you could say that I am very proud of my heritage. I am currently a sophomore at California State University, Chico pursuing a degree in animal science and a minor in political science. I am very active in our schools Campus Crusade for Christ as well as the Young Cattlemen’s Association and am serving as a chapter officer.
Growing up I was very involved in the FFA by showing cattle all over the state. Aside from beef industry I love hunting, fishing, riding horses, and anything outdoors. Through the years of helping my family on the ranch and being involved in associations like the FFA, I have developed a deep passion and love for the beef industry. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to share my passion with others and am so excited to see what this year has in store!
Erin Morrison (Minnesota)
Hello beef enthusiasts! My name is Erin Morrison, and I am the 18 year old daughter of Terry and Michelle Morrison. I am currently a freshman at Purdue University, majoring in biochemistry. Growing up on my family’s fifth generation farm, I have come to love American agriculture and the people who help this great industry to thrive! This passion has motivated me to be active in 4H, FFA, Minnesota Beef Ambassador Team, Minnesota Junior Shorthorn Association, American Junior Shorthorn Association, and Block and Bridle. I am excited for a busy year meeting fellow beef producers, and promoting delicious, nutritious beef as a member of the 2013 National Beef Ambassador team!
Jacquelyn Brown (Oregon)
Hello! I’m Jacquelyn Brown, from the beautiful Pacific Northwest state of Oregon. I am a senior at St. Mary’s High School in Medford, Oregon, and I am proud and excited to be a part of the 2013 Beef Ambassador Team! I am an active member of both 4-H and FFA, and over the past few years, I have attended many local, state, and national events in both programs. I am currently serving my second term as the president of the Crater FFA chapter, and I also serve as the president of the Southern Oregon District. Aside from my beef project, I also enjoy raising and showing meat goats and competing in public speaking events. I have competed at two National FFA Conventions in the Agricultural Issues and Veterinary Science Career Development Events. In my free time, I enjoy volunteering with Toys for Tots and our local Lions Club organization. While I don’t know exactly where my interest in Beef and agriculture will take me, I plan to study Agricultural Business in college and pursue a career in the agricultural industry. I look forward to the upcoming year and serving on this amazing team of Beef advocates!