Building an Angus Legacy! Phase II Begins Oct. 1

Angus breeders have a second chance to become a part of Angus history.

SAINT JOSEPH, Mo. (Oct. 1, 2014) — The new entryway at the American Angus Association® headquarters in St. Joseph, Mo., represents the breed’s rich history, and the families and individuals who have dedicated their lives to caring for Angus cattle. Behind every granite planter and paver, there’s a story.

A ribbon cutting will take place at 1 p.m. on Nov. 3 in celebration of the Building an Angus Legacy! project.

The Angus Foundation thanks those who contributed to the Building an Angus Legacy! project during its initial phase, and now, their Angus heritage is permanently etched in stone at the Association. The remaining ground and wall pavers are now available for purchase, and will be granted on a first-come first-served basis. Reserve your personalized granite paver by ordering online at www.angusfoundation.org.

“We have opened up Phase II to provide everyone ample opportunity to become a part of the newly renovated walkway,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “The new walkway is beautiful, unique and now an important part of Angus history.”

A limited number of pavers are available for purchase, so Angus breeders are encouraged to act now. Each paver will be engraved on site with names, farm/ranch names, dates, in-memory, etc.; text that fits within the line and character limits for each granite paver. No brands or logos are allowed. Pavers can be purchased either online, or by credit card or check when received at the office and paid in full with receipt of payment.

A ribbon cutting will take place at 1 p.m. on Nov. 3 in celebration of the Building an Angus Legacy! project before tours of the American Angus Association begin, prior to the 2014 Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show.

A donation to the Angus Foundation’s brick naming drive is an unrestricted tax-deductible gift to support the many youth, education and research projects the Angus Foundation funds. The Angus Foundation reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of all brick engraving orders.
For more information or to order by telephone, please contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100.


 

Editor's Note: This article is a news release provided by the American Angus Association® and is available for redistribution in full or in part. For more information, contact Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, or Carrie Horsley, Angus Foundation director of marketing and public relations, at 816-383-5100.

ABOUT THE ANGUS FOUNDATION. Established in 1980 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization to support Angus education, youth and research. To learn more about the Angus Foundation and the programs it supports, call the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or go to www.angusfoundation.org.

ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. Explore how the Angus breed impacts every sector of the cattle business — from the feedlot to the meatcase — during the 2014 Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show. Hosted by the American Angus Association, the event takes place Nov. 4-6 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Mo. Participants will hear from top-flight speakers, conduct Association business, visit the trade show featuring allied industry partners and have the opportunity to attend the Angus University.

The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. For more information about Angus cattle and the 2014 convention, visit www.angus.org.