Angus youth and their families travel hundreds, and even thousands, of miles to the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) each year to showcase progress within the Angus breed. The 2016 NJAS takes place July 3-9 at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds in Grand Island, Neb. All members of the media are invited to attend, and the 2016 NJAS media kit is now available online.
The National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) is the largest association of its kind, and provides its junior members the opportunity to learn responsibility, work ethic and determination. These youth are the next generation of quality beef producers, and this is their week to shine.
The NJAS is a six-day event that includes one of the largest junior cattle shows in the nation, as well as educational competitions, career development events and much more. The premier event involves Angus youth and their families, and this year, more than 820 NJAA members are expected to travel from across the country for the show.
The Angus Foundation supports education, youth and research to advance the Angus breed and beef cattle industry. Generous gifts from Angus breeders, allied industry partners and friends have enabled the organization to annually increase its investment in Angus youth undergraduate and graduate scholarships.
Through the Angus Foundation, more than $212,000 will be given in scholarships during the 2016 NJAS. Awards will be presented in the showring at the following times: noon, Thursday, July 7, and noon and 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 8.
In grocery stores and restaurants across the world, people enjoy high-quality Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand products through the world’s largest branded beef program. The All-American CAB® Cook-Off competition is an annual event during the NJAS and encourages young leaders to learn about the creation of CAB® and its specifications to continue the breed’s and the brand’s success.
Sponsored by the American Angus Auxiliary, this contest gives exhibitors the opportunity to demonstrate their cooking and presentation skills, while preparing quality Angus beef.
In all walks of life, learning how to carry yourself is vital to your success. Poise and professionalism are as important inside the showring as they are in life. Angus exhibitors demonstrate these skills during the showmanship competition.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the NJAS showmanship competition, bringing with it fierce competition among junior members from all corners of the United States. Each state selects two contestants to vie for the title of top showman.
The digital media kit includes contact information and a complete schedule of events for the 2016 NJAS. Please contact a member of the Angus Media team for assistance scheduling interviews, coordinating photography or gathering news releases.
Visit www.angus.org to stay tuned to the latest news from the NJAS, including show photos, contest results, awards and scholarships. A livestream from the NJAS showring will also be available at www.njas.info.
Also plan to tune in to a special NJAS episode of The Angus Report at 7:30 a.m. CST Monday, July 18, on RFD-TV.