Miss Charolais USA
National Charolais Queen

Miss Charolais USA - National Charolais Queen

Let's meet this year's contestants!

Who will be Miss Charolais USA 2019?

Katie Smith is the 21-year-old daughter of Dru and Leanne Smith from Newbern, Tennessee. She has attended two Charolais Junior Nationals and plans to attend many more. She is an active member of the Tennessee Charolais Association, where she is the junior advisor. She is involved in the Young Farmers and Ranchers Association through Farm Bureau. She was very active in her FFA chapter throughout high school and received her American FFA degree. She also served as an FFA officer for three years, which included event coordinator, reporter, and vice president. Katie has obtained her associates degree in agriculture science from Dyersburg State Community College. She has decided to become an Agriculture teacher because she wants to share her love for agriculture and for the Charolais breed just as it was shared with her. Being involved in agriculture and the Charolais breed has truly impacted her life and help shape her into the person she is today.  Katie is sponsored by the Tennessee Charolais Association.

Madison Voet is the 17 year-old daughter of Sheldon and Colleen Voet of Home, KS. Growing up on a farm, Madison was introduced to the cattle industry and began showing Charolais when she was 12 years old. Since then, Madison has attended four AIJCA Junior Nationals and is an active member of the Kansas Junior Charolais Association. She currently serves as Vice-President of the KJCA and encourages younger members to partake in activities for Junior Nationals. The Charolais breed has really helped shape Madison into the person she is today. Madison has met many people across the country and is able to keep good connections with them. Attending AIJCA Junior Nationals is one of Madison’s favorite things to do and looks forward to it every year. Recently graduated from Marysville High School, Madison was an outgoing student being involved with many organizations throughout her high school career. She was an officer for her school’s FFA and FBLA chapters, a 12-sport athlete, Drum Major and officer for band, and volunteered for many community service activities. Not only has Madison been involved in high school organizations but with 4-H as well. Madison has been an active 4-H’er for eleven years and has held every officer position in her 4-H club. She also serves as President of her county’s 4-H Council. Madison is going to attend Kansas State University in the fall of 2018 and plans to major in Agricultural Economics. She hopes to use skills from this major to help advocate for agriculture and the Charolais breed in the future. She plans to raise Charolais cattle as long as she can. Madison is co-sponsored by Obermeyer Charolais and VFSF Cattle.

2019 Contest Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 25, 2018

  • evening - Charolais Shindig, AICA Office, Kansas City, Mo

Friday, October 26, 2018

***All Miss Charolais USA 2019 Contest Judging Categories occur this date.  All events are required.
  • 8:30 a.m. - Miss Charolais USA Contestant Orientation, American Royal Offices (north end of American Royal Building)
  • 9:00 a.m. - Miss Charolais USA Contestant Interviews (closed to public)
  • 10:30 a.m. - Royal Breeders Bull Classic, Hale Arena
  • 1:30 p.m. - 40th National Charolais Sale, Wagstaff Sale Center

Saturday, October 27, 2018

  • 8:00 a.m. - American Royal Livestock Show Junior Charolais Heifer Show, Hale Arena (required event)
  • Following the Junior Show - 50th National Charolais Show, Hale Arena (required event)
  • Crowing of Miss Charolais USA 2019 - during the Champion Bull Drive of the National Show (required event)