Staff Report

The Santa Barbara County Cattlewomen donated 40 pounds of hamburger in June to each of the Solvang, Buellton and Cuyama senior centers. They are in the process of donating ground beef enchiladas to the Los Alamos Senior Center. The Cattlewomen purchased the meat from Jordanos, who also donated many cases of lemonade to share with the senior centers.

For several years the Cattlewomen have cooked a beef dinner for each of the centers, but this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic they are not able to do this. Therefore, they came up with the idea of donating the hamburger so they could cook it and serve it curbside. That has been a part of the organization’s beef education and beef promotion programs for many years.

The Santa Barbara County Cattlewomen have a long history of promoting the beef industry, dedicating their time to educate the public about where their beef comes from, safety standards, the economic impacts of the beef industry, and the many uses of beef byproducts.

The group also offers scholarships to local students who are furthering their education in agriculture, and supports agricultural organizations such as Future Farmers of America and 4-H.