Beef Scholarship Extravaganza

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation is proud to host the Beef Scholarship Extravaganza. It is one of the most challenging and rewarding youth cattle competitions in the nation. Young people who participate in this event reap the benefits of their preparation long after the competition is over. Registration is due Nov. 5. 

The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors who test their knowledge on beef industry and beef cattle management issues. Stations cover the following beef industry topics:

  • Credit and Finance 
  • Seedstock Merchandising 
  • Nutrition 
  • Reproduction 
  • Industry Issues and Advocacy 
  • Marketing 
  • Beef Management 
  • Health 
  • Job Interview 
  • Keep-Cull Heifer Replacement Evaluation
The top four teams receive college scholarships at the conclusion of the event.

Each of the following institutions will award additional matching scholarship funds to the top placing individuals, upon enrollment and classwork at their institution: Iowa State University College of Agriculture, Kirkwood Community College, Iowa Lakes Community College, Muscatine Community College, Des Moines Area Community College and Hawkeye Community College.

The Beef Scholarship Extravaganza is the premier youth cattle contest in the Midwest. Its success is attributed to the endless support of volunteers and generous financial support of our loyal industry sponsors:

  • Purina Animal Nutrition  
  • Farm Credit Services of America 
  • Iowa Beef Breeds Council 
  • Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation