On the night of April 21st, 1956, while a group of ladies were waiting for their husbands to break from a Cattlemen's meeting in Clovis, the FRESNO KINGS COUNTIES COWBELLES were founded.
The goal of the Fresno-Kings Counties Cowbells, a non-profit organization later renamed FRESNO-KINGS COUNTIES CATTLEWOMEN, is to promote friendship and better public relations for the cattle and agricultural industries, to educate the public about the benefits of beef and beef by-products, and to assist and cooperate with both the Cattlemen's and Cattlewomen's Associations on the County, State, and National Levels.
Throughout the years, the organization has done much to achieve these goals by educating students in the classroom and on the ranch, providing scholarships for agriculture-oriented students, cooking demonstrations at fairs, providing recipes to consumers, and presenting the Beef Industry in a favorable light.
The Fresno-Kings Counties CattleWomen are always looking for more ladies to be involved in the promotion of beef and the issues facing the industry as the ranching lifestyle is becoming a scarce commodity. Our membership includes ladies that lead an active life of ranching, along with ladies who may not be directly involved in the industry, but feel the importance of supporting and learning more about the industry.
Fresno-Kings Counties Cattlewomen, educates our communities about the importance of agriculture and nutrition. We encourage future leaders by supporting organizations such as the Future Farmers of America, 4-H Clubs and the Fresno District Fair's Champion Club; as well as supporting and informing future business leaders, government officials and upstanding citizens through the number of organizations we assist and educate. We also participate in local events such as the Clovis Rodeo Blood Drive, but most importantly, annually giving an excess of $7,000 in scholarships to hard working aspiring students pursuing agricultural related fields.