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The Trailblazers program was created by the Beef Advocacy, Training, and Engagement (BATE) team at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) in 2021. Trailblazers will work to identify, train, equip, and empower our next generation of advocates who will seek new pathways to blaze their stories both online and in person.

Trailblazers is the leading train-the-trainer program within the beef community that will select, train, and equip 10-12 top-tier advocates per year with the necessary tools to facilitate quality conversations, bridge new partnerships, prepare new advocates at the grassroots level, and safeguard the work of our producers, ranchers, and cattle farmers across the United States of America.

Submit your application today to participate in the upcoming Trailblazers program beginning January 2022. For additional information or questions, please contact Chandler Mulvaney, Director of Grassroots Advocacy & Spokesperson Development by email cmulvaney@beef.org

Please note that the application takes about 20-25 minutes to complete. Thank you for your interest in serving the beef community.

  • Applicants must have completed their Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) as a pre-requisite to applying.
  • Be at least 21 years of age as of the deadline to apply. Have demonstrated how they have "blazed their own trails" within the beef and agriculture community.
  • Respond to all questions listed in the application. Provide at least two references from current or former mentors, advisors, industry professionals, and peers.

Scoring will be based on:

  • Strength of written content and relevancy to the Trailblazers program 50%
  • Letter of intent and commitment to being a Trailblazers 20%
  • Alignment with Trailblazer program through one-on-one follow-up interview 15%
  • Strength of references 15%.