To secure a viable and prosperous future for the cattle industry by promoting educational opportunities for young people and adults through scholarships, events, and collaborative partnerships while honoring the diverse ranching history of Monterey County
MCCW Agriculture Scholarships
We are offering scholarships to seniors who reside and attend high school in Monterey County and plan on continuing their educating in the field of agriculture.
The Monterey County Cattlemen’s Association and MCCW put on an annual Ranch Rodeo in King City to celebrate our cattle ranching heritage.
The MCCW operates a booth every year at each of the Monterey County Agricultural Education’s Farm Day events.
MCAE has been an active advocate for agriculture since the mid-1980s. It has gained local, state and national recognition for the quality and extent of its programs. Annually, the agricultural industry of Monterey County comes together to provide an outstanding educational enrichment program for all third graders in the county.
Cattlewomen of the Year
To honor and recognize the outstanding achievements of one of our Cattlewomen, we select one of our members to be awarded “Cattlewomen of the Year” during our annual banquet. The honoree will receive a cowbell, buckle, and silver bracelet from the California Cattlewomen Association.
Every member of our organization are hardworking and often unsung women getting the job done day in and day out. This award allows us to honor their individual contribution and to celebrate the legacy of Cattlewomen throughout history.
In a joint cooperation of California Cattlewomen and the California Beef Council, the Beef Ambassador contest teaches youth about the importance of the beef industry and beef as an agricultural product.
Would you or someone you know like to be an Ambassador? Download our application and rules to learn more and apply!
We have many exciting events in store for this year!
To learn more about our Western Art Show, scholarships, Ranch Rodeo, Farm Days and yearly events join our mailing list below!
MARIANNE MADSON PRESIDENT
DEBRA MCALAHNEY VICE PRESIDENT
SHIRLEY RASMUSSEN TREASURER
HALEY MALLORY MARKETING COORDINATOR
SALLY STROHN SECRETARY
SHANNON MALLORY BOARD MEMBER
MARTI GIANOLINI BOARD MEMBER
JYNEL GULARTE BOARD MEMBER
Devii is the UC Cooperative Extension Livestock and Natural Resource Advisor for Monterey and San Benito Counties and California Certified Range Manager #105 She has worked extensively with us in Monterey County to develop rangeland conservation and grazing management programs. Contact Devii.
The National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is a federal agency empowered to provide rural landowners, farmers and ranchers with financial and technical assistance to voluntarily implement conservation practices that support both their agricultural operations and the environment. Visit NRCS Salinas.
Farm Service Agency equitably serves all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.
FSA – Vivian Soffa – County Executive Director-Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties
The purpose of our partner organization, the MCCA is to foster and promote high standards and sound practices for the general interest and welfare of the cattle raising industry and the association’s members, in Monterey County, California. The CattleWomen work closely with the MCCA, further information about our joint programs can be found here.