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September 2015

A Whirlwind Beef Tour
BLI participants travel the Midwest in five short days to see the beef industry from pasture to plate.

Speaker Sensation
The American Angus Association hosts a must-attend event Nov. 3-5. Register now.

The Journey Home
Successful seedstock producer tells what it’s like to come back home and take over the family ranch.

Bright Now
Never mind a bright future, a young brother and sister are going full steam ahead with their Georgia cow herd now.

One in a Million, Almost
NJAA member Ruth Ann Myers is now an FFA national officer.

Second Chances
Junior Angus member gains hope, new life and purpose through organ donation.

Leading the Way in the Showring
Champions named at the 2015 National Junior Angus Show.

End-product Education
NJAA members learn about final beef product through carcass steer contest.

A Heifer’s Perspective
Experience the NJAS through the eyes of show heifer Meghan Trainor.

Practice Makes Perfect
Top junior showmen from each state compete in the prestigious NJAS event in Tulsa, Okla.

Advice from the Ring
Elite showman and judges share tips on how to succeed in the showring.

More than a Cattle Show
What happens at the NJAS impacts the industry far beyond the showring.

Auxiliary Announces Scholarship Winners
Ten NJAA members receive scholarship honors for their achievements.

Investing in Angus Youth Education
More than $215,000 invested in Angus youth and the future of agriculture.

A Gold Standard
Twenty-six National Junior Angus Association members receive Gold Award.

Kansas Junior Leads By Example
Esther McCabe named 2015 Outstanding Leader at the National Junior Angus Show.

Marketing Plan Success
New NJAA contest teaches juniors the necessary forward planning of marketing campaigns.

Speak Up
NJAA members exhibit poise during prepared public speaking.

Not-So-Extemporaneous Speaking
Preparation is paramount for junior speakers.

Angus Storytelling
Angus juniors use writing to tell stories of NJAS memories, future plans or beef’s benefits.

Designing the Future
Angus juniors show off their tech-savvy creativity in the NJAA Graphic Design Contest.

Fan Favorite Photo Contest
Photo contest on social media gives exposure to young photographers.

One Crazy Cook-Off
Junior members go all out in NJAS contest.

Kitchen Competition
Angus juniors share the story of Certified Angus Beef® during cooking competition.

Iron Chef, Angus Style
Juniors and adults alike can get in on the fun of Cook-Off festivities.

NJAB Celebrates 35 Years
Past board members share how the green jacket influenced their lives.

Elected to Serve, Inspire
Six newly elected juniors join leadership board of the National Junior Angus Association.

Donate Life
Kansas junior Angus members work to raise awareness of life-saving opportunities.

Crystal Clear Goals
Prestigious Crystal Award rewards hard work in educational contests.

At the Backdrop
Juniors were recognized for their accomplishments July 17 during the 2015 National Junior Angus Show Awards Ceremony.

Angus Foundation Silent Auction Raises $13,000
For 20 years, the annual fundraiser has enhanced Angus education, youth and research.

Angus Golfers Raise $12,500 on the Greens
Gross proceeds benefit Angus Foundation’s education, youth and research efforts.

Honorary Angus Foundation
Dedicated philanthropists receive prestigious award.

NJAA Recognizes an Illinois ‘Show Mom’
Sherry Adcock named Advisor of the Year at the 2015 NJAS.

The Golden Rule
Showing cattle teaches youth core values.

A Family Affair
Cattle families make a unique vacation out of the NJAS.

How to Pack a Showbox
Showboxes can facilitate form and function during a cattle show.

Colostrum Considerations
For newborn calves, colostrum replacers and supplements may provide a life-saving immunity boost.

How to DNA-type an Animal
Juniors learn about DNA-typing and sampling at Zoetis educational event.

Water Wise
Investment in watering facilities was this South Dakota rancher’s best decision.

Rising Star
Chef shines at CAB.

Top Dollar in Any Marketing Channel
What does a direct sale of 66 mixed-sex feeders in western Missouri have in common with 190 steers selling at a sale barn in eastern Wyoming this spring? Both of the sellers enrolled their cattle in Top Dollar Angus.

Eyes on Trade
Passage of Trade Promotion Authority could bring exciting opportunities, including U.S. beef to China.

Regulating GMOs
Almost 20 years after their introduction in 1996, should food containing GMO ingredients be labeled?

One Shot
A blinded cattleman uses his story to impact others.

Showring Success
Stock show professionals share what it takes to succeed in the ring.