Arizona National Livestock Show Ambassador selected
Amanda Zamudio of Elfrida, AZ, was recently selected to serve as the 2011 Arizona National Livestock Show Ambassador. Zamudio begins her yearlong term in May. She is currently entering her senior year at the University of Arizona (UA) majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Agriculture Education. Following her undergraduate work, she plans to continue at UA to earn her Masters Degree to be eligible to serve as county extension agent and work with the 4-H Youth Program.
Zamudio graduated in 2007 from Benson High School where she was actively involved in the Benson FFA Chapter and Benson 4-H Aggies. She served as the 2007-2008 Arizona Association FFA state vice president and also holds her American FFA Degree. She is currently involved in the Collegiate Cattle Growers Association at UA.
The Arizona National Livestock Show is considered an annual event for Zamudio as she started out participating at the age of 4 in the Li’l Buckaroo Rodeo and continued on through high school showing feeder steers, prospect steers, market steers, and competing in livestock judging. She was the featured exhibitor in 2007.
Zamudio will have the opportunity to serve as a spokesperson for the Arizona National Livestock Show this year representing the association at various county fairs, agriculture industry and community events. She will receive a $2,000 education scholarship as part of the ambassador program. — WLJ