Members of the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) are the future of the business breed, and there’s no better time to start preparing them than now. In the new NJAA Ambassador program, one junior member will be selected to represent Angus at important industry events, both on a national and international level.
“The new Ambassador program is designed to allow our young Angus leaders a chance to get involved early in higher levels of the cattle business,” says Robin Ruff, American Angus Association®’s director of junior activities. “This is a great opportunity for youth to get their foot in the door and create a network in the industry they are passionate about.”
The selected person will represent the NJAA for one year at major beef industry conferences, and events across the United States and Canada. Travel includes an American Angus Association orientation in Saint Joseph, Mo.; the National Angus Conference and Tour in Wichita, Kan.; a Certified Angus Beef® Building Blocks Seminar in Wooster, Ohio; the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Cattle Industry Annual Convention in Tampa, Fla.; and the Guiding Outstanding Angus Leaders Conference in Canada. Additional travel options will vary on the selected ambassador’s location, schedule and availability.
American Angus Association members, ages 17-20 as of Jan. 1, of good standing and who own purebred cattle are eligible to apply. A cover letter, resume and two essay responses are required to be considered for the program. More information on the application process can be found online at www.angus.org/NJAA.
All applications must be received by June 15 at the Association’s Junior Activities Department, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506.
The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 30,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.
For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association’s programs and services, visit www.angus.or contact:
Carrie Gilliam, communications coordinator, at 816-383-5100 or [email protected]; or Robin Ruff, director of junior activities, at 816-383-5100 or [email protected]