2014 Young Cattlemen’s Committee Officers
Chair Katie Stroud was raised on a 4th generation cow/calf operation in Modoc County. Currently a junior studying Animal Science at CSU Chico, Stroud is a member of the Chico State Livestock Judging Team as well as a past National Beef Ambassador, where she shared her passion for the beef industry to consumers across the country. She hopes to get her masters in Rangeland Management and would like to work for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Public Lands Council, or state cattlemen’s association before returning home to take over the family ranch. Her goals as a state YCC officer are to increase membership throughout the state as well as club involvement. Knowing that the cattle industry’s future is in the hands of today’s youth, Stroud hopes to fuel members passion by “Combining the wisdom of the past with the vision of the future” to better educate the public of the safe, wholesome, and nutritious product that beef is.
Vice Chair Trevor Airola grew up in Calaveras County on his family’s cow/calf ranch. An Agriculture Science and Education major at California State University, Chico, Airola has had a strong passion for the beef cattle industry his whole life and spent many hours helping fellow local cattlemen during slow times on his family’s ranch as a kid. Although he sold his own cattle when he moved to Chico to begin his college career, Airola plans to return to his hometown in Angels Camp after graduation to pursue a career as a high school animal science and agriculture mechanics instructor while also continuing his ranching responsibilities. His goal for this next year as a YCC officer is to inspire more active membership, as well as help members learn how to more effectively communicate with beef consumers to promote the industry.
Secretary Kellie Mancino was born and raised on her family ranch in San Benito County. Mancino is a second year Agriculture Science student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with the goal of becoming a high school Agriculture Teacher and Advisor with hopes of eliminating agriculture illiteracy and promoting the beef industry. Mancino is very involved in the Cal Poly Beef Department as well as promoting agriculture as a member of Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow. Her goals as an YCC state officer are to increase the involvement of all members on the state level as well as increasing interaction between the different campuses.
Publicity Chair Erica Bianchi grew up on a cattle ranch, in the foothills of Gilroy. Ever since she could walk she has been helping out at the ranch and leading cattle into the show ring. Some of her best childhood memories come from the family cattle branding or from cattle shows throughout California. She hopes to continue her involvement in the beef industry by working for the California Cattlemen’s, a breed association in the west, or to work in the field of advocating for agriculture. She would also love the opportunity to work at a Farm Bureau or as a pharmaceutical representative. A current senior at California State University Fresno, she is obtaining a degree in Agricultural Business. Bianchi is overwhelmingly honored and excited to serve as this year’s state YCC publicity chair. One of her major goals is to grow the YCC. She is striving to boost club membership along with membership from new clubs and groups.
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