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Montana Cattlewomen Award Scholarship for 55th Year

Headshot PeterThe 2017 Montana Cattlewomen’s Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Peter Taylor, who has completed his first year at the Alexander Blewett III School of Law, University of Montana. Peter is a third generation participant in his family’s ranching business near Kirby, MT.

Peter was one of five highly qualified applicants for the scholarship.

Peter earned his B.A. degree in Geology and Governmental Studies at Bowdoin College, graduating in 2000. He returned to the ranch and has actively served on the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Board for several years. It is that position which opened his eyes to the breadth of litigation facing farming and ranching in Montana and also renewed in him a desire to attend law school and take a more active role in defending our industry.

Peter is the son of Walter and Lila Taylor. Peter and his wife Amanda have 3 young daughters. He says that ranching is “in his blood”, and he looks forward to being a knowledgeable voice for ranching in the courtroom.

The Montana Cattlewomen’s Scholarship is in the amount of $1000 and is funded through memorials. This scholarship was established in 1963, which makes this the 55thconsecutive year it has been awarded to a worthy student.

As a voice for the producer, Peter will surely be an asset to the agriculture and livestock industry. Congratulations, Peter. The Montana Cattlewomen are proud to invest in you!


Beef Recipes for Small Plates Entertaining

Whether planning a casual gathering or stylish event, small plates are an easy and elegant way to please a crowd. Beef is ideal for entertaining, so serve a variety of simple, yet sophisticated beef bites that are a snap to put together.

We’re providing a flavorful collection of appetizers to tantalize your readers. Each beef starter can be prepared in three or four easy steps using a handful of readily available ingredients that showcase a variety of tastes and textures.

Try these recipes and time-saving tips that will make you a faster – and smarter – cook.

Steak Kabobs with Caramelized Onion Relish

– Dovetail your prep. While the onion relish simmers in the skillet, cut, season and skewer the steak. We’ve included directions for oven broiling and grilling to offer flexibility. Either way, they’re fabulous dipped into the tangy relish!

Grilled Salsa Steak Appetizer – Start with ready-made salsa for a fast flavor marinade for the steaks. Sort the tortilla chips on a tray and start the assembly line, topping with salsa, grilled steak slices and guacamole. Garnish with cilantro leaves for a flavorful flourish.

Spicy Buffalo-Style Meatballs – Make ground beef meatballs a day or two ahead and refrigerate. Fully reheat on the day of the party, toss with the hot sauce mixture and serve with snappy blue cheese dressing and celery sticks. Frozen fully-cooked meatballs are also an option if you’re really pressed for time!

Perfect for times where conversation is key, small plates make the usual cocktail party even more festive with a delightful array of many options. You don’t need to sacrifice time and money to earn rave reviews from your guests!