This is a volunteer (un‐paid) position. However, pre‐approved travel expenses are reimbursed.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Current members of the American National CattleWomen, Inc.
  • Master’s of Beef Advocacy (MBA) graduates.
  • Those who are Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified.

Skills required

  • Knowledge, confidence and passion for all aspects of the cattle industry.
  • Proactive desire to engage in “Beef Story” conversations and the willingness to travel and devote time to do so.
  • Capacity to work with local and state community organizations, schools and other target audiences to schedule speaking engagements.
  • Unwavering commitment to complete a required number of presentations and to communicate speaking event status with program staff.
  • Ability to respond professionally when confronted with difficult situations or comments.
  • Ability to improvise without notes and respond to an audience with appropriate information at any given moment.
  • Well‐groomed, professional appearance.
  • Ability to email and respond in a timely manner and access content via the Internet.
  • Desire to share best practices with the NBSB team.
  • Open to performance feedback and critical evaluation.

Applicant requirements

  • Complete 2013 NBSB application. Click here to obtain an application. 
  • Submit a professional resume.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a cattle industry leader.
  • Attend two‐day training in Denver. Tentative dates: Feb. 22‐24, 2013.
  • Present a minimum number of presentations to consumer and youth groups by Sept. 30, 2013. (Speakers will indicate their desired level of commitment on their applications.)
  • Complete activity reports and expense reports within established timeframes.
  • Communicate with program staff about speaking status (quarterly at minimum).

Applications and supporting documentation must be received at the American National CattleWomen Inc. office in Denver no later than Jan. 1, 2013. Submit the completed application and required documents to:


American National CattleWomen Inc.
Attn: NBSB Application
PO Box 3881
Englewood, CO 80155

Applicants will be notified by Jan. 15, 2013, about the results of their application.

For questions about applying for the National Beef Speakers Bureau, please contact Sarah J. Bohnenkamp at (303) 850‐3440 or by emailend mark

—From American National CattleWomen news release