The All American Beef Battalion had the pleasure of being the dinner sponsor for Miss Rodeo Kansas 2016 Lauren Rumbaugh’s coronation.
Lauren is the daughter of Jeff and Lisa Rumbaugh and calls Dodge City, KS her home. She graduated from K-State with a B.S. in Animal Science in December of 2015. Lauren was actively involved with many clubs and groups on the K-State campus, including serving as President of the K-State Rodeo Club/Team, and holding offices for the Collegiate Cattle Women group and KSU Chapter of Sigma Alpha Professional Agriculture Sorority. She spent her time outside of school working on a ranch/feedlot in the Manhattan area. Her work ethic and being able to assist in every aspect of the cattle business has helped her gain the knowledge and confidence needed to pursue a career in the Agriculture Production Industry.
Lauren will travel many miles throughout her year as Miss Rodeo Kansas. But what she will enjoy most, is returning to places within the state that hold a special place in her heart. She plans to attend many Kansas rodeos and pageants to promote the sport she loves and encourage participation of new young ladies in the pageant world. She is blessed and honored to be representing the great Sunflower State and hopes to give as much back to the State and rodeo industry, as it has given her
“As Miss Rodeo Kansas 2016 I have had some of the most life-changing experiences. While basing out of my hometown of Dodge City, KS I’ve had the opportunity to travel all over the country. Of course, I kicked off my year with my Coronation fundraiser at the end of January. I was blessed to have approximately 250 of my closest friends and family in attendance. Their support means the world to me, but the event, and in turn this whole year, would not have been possible without the support and generosity of the gentlemen with the All American Beef Battalion. They so willingly donated their time and efforts to prepare the steaks and sides for dinner that evening. I heard nothing but great things about the meal they prepared and am so thankful to have had them there. Having held the title of Miss Beef Empire Days Rodeo Queen 2009, I had the privilege of working with these gentlemen to help supply steaks for troops that were deploying or returning home. It was an honor to serve with them, and it is even more of an honor to have their support. It has been a wild ride so far, traveling as far as Florida and North Dakota. As I take time to reflect on the three months that have already passed, I am so thankful to the Beef Battalion for all of their efforts. Not only for my year as Miss Rodeo Kansas, but for our troops and military families as well. They are truly a great group of people that do what so many of us wish we could, personally thank our troops and their families for their service. Their selfless service and the support of all of my sponsors allows me to continue to travel many more miles this year to represent and promote the great State of Kansas and the Agriculture and Rodeo Industries that we all hold so close to our hearts. “
– Lauren Rumbough