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.
Later renamed FRESNO-KINGS COUNTIES CATTLEWOMEN, this non-profit organizations goal is to promote friendship and better public relations for the cattle and agricultural industries, to educate the public about the health and environmental benefits of beef, attributes of beef by-products, and to both assist and cooperate with both the Cattlemen's and Cattlewomen's Associations on 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 upwards of $10,000 in annual scholarships and financial support for agriculture-oriented students, creating community events, holding cooking demonstrations at fairs, participate in local events such as the Clovis Rodeo Blood Drive, provide recipes to consumers, and presenting the Beef Industry in an appropriately 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 desire to learn and appreciate the importance of supporting the industry.
As Fresno-Kings Counties Cattlewomen, we make a consistent effort to educate 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 business leaders, government officials and upstanding citizens through the number of organizations we assist and educate.