The National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) is committed to preparing youth for the future. For the first time this year, one fortunate NJAA member will have the opportunity to jump start their networking in the cattle business, and represent the Angus breed. Applications for the NJAA Ambassador Program are due June 15.
“It’s important for juniors to have the opportunity to be involved in the Angus business and cattle industry,” says Robin Ruff, American Angus Association® director of junior activities. “This program creates that opportunity by giving them a well-rounded experience within the Angus world.”
The program is open to junior members between the ages of 17 and 20. To apply, they must submit a cover letter, resume and two essay responses. The selected junior will travel to important industry events, including an orientation in Saint Joseph, Mo., at Association headquarters; 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. The individual’s schedule and availability will determine other travel options.
More information about the contest is available online at www.angus.org/njaa. Applications should be postmarked by June 15 and sent to the Association’s Junior Activities Department, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506.