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Chico State Young Cattlemen’s Association Hosts Inaugural 5K at University Farm

Chico State Young Cattlemen’s Association Hosts Inaugural 5K at University Farm

The California State University, Chico Young Cattlemen’s Association (YCA) hosted its inaugural Beefin’ It Up 5K at the University Farm on Saturday, April 26. The run started at 10 a.m. 

YCA President Cain Madrigal said the idea for the 5K came to the club’s officers during a class lecture. “We were talking about how much more aware consumers are getting about what they eat and where it came from, and we want to share the beef industry’s story,” said Madrigal. “We want people to know where their beef comes from and to incorporate it more into their diets knowing what it took for ranchers to get that steak onto their plate.”

The event featured educational booths that provided 60 participants with information on heart-healthy diets that include beef consumption. 

The CSU, Chico YCA Beefin’ It Up 5K was made possible by sponsors within the agriculture community. This year’s sponsors included 2 Doc’s Land & Cattle, American Ag Credit, Best Signs (Chico), Butte County Cattlemen’s Association, Butte County Cattlewomen, California Beef Council, California Cattlemen’s Association, California Women for Agriculture Northern Sacramento Valley Chapter, Camo Queen, Cedar Crest Vineyards, Daley Ranch, Duke Sherwood Contracting, Eaton Roughs Ranch Cattle LLC, Fleet Feet Sports, Humboldt Grassfed Beef, Lassen County Cattlewomen, Oak Meadows Ranch Bar OM, Old 99 Road Wine & Specialty Shop, Robert Foster Ranch, Roberti Ranch, Tehama County Cattlewomen and Wiest Rentals & Sales. 

The Young Cattlemen’s Association is a statewide organization that is affiliated with the California Cattlemen’s Association. Chico YCA strives to promote the cattle and beef industry through educating peers and the public through monthly meetings, seminars, workshops and more.

April 29, 2014