IMPORTANT DETAILS TO KNOW:1. You will be notified on or by April 8th regarding the status of your application.
2. If you are selected as one of the 10 finalists, you will be expected to compete in the LIVE beef butcher contest on May 9, 2019 at 12:00pm at the Penn State Meat’s Lab. A boxed beef lunch will be provided.
3. If you know now that you will not be able to participate in the live contest if selected, please do not apply.
4. At the very start of this butcher’s contest, the Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture, Russell Redding, will be on-site to give the official “May is Beef Month” proclamation. We are anticipating media coverage of this proclamation and they will be invited to stay to cover the contest.
5. The contest awards ceremony will take place at the Awards Dinner & Auction on Saturday, May 11th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Please plan to attend this dinner if you are selected as a finalist. As a finalist, you will receive a complimentary ticket for dinner.