The National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) established the Angus Ambassador program to help prepare youth for a future in the beef industry. Each year, the NJAA selects an individual to serve a one-year term representing the Angus breed. The deadline to apply for the 2012 Angus Ambassador position is quickly approaching.
Junior members between the ages of 17 and 20 are encouraged to apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and two essay responses by June 15.
“The Ambassador program has created opportunities for young leaders to jump start their career in the cattle industry,” says Robin Ruff, American Angus Association® director of junior activities. “The elected ambassador will have the chance to attend industry events and learn valuable knowledge they might not have learned in a classroom.”
The selected junior, to be announced July 25, will travel to important industry events, including an orientation in Saint Joseph, Mo., at Association headquarters; the National Angus Conference and Tour in New York; a Certified Angus Beef ® Building Blocks Seminar in Wooster, Ohio; the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Cattle Industry Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn.; the Beef Improvement Federation Annual Research Symposium and Convention; and the Guiding Outstanding Angus Leaders Conference in Canada. Additional travel options vary on the selected ambassador’s schedule and availability.
All applications must be postmarked by June 15 and mailed to the Association’s Junior Activities Department, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. For more information, visit the NJAA website or call 816-383-5100.
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by nearly 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers, and others who rely on 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, visit www.ANGUS.org.