Angus Association Awards Future Angus Stockmen Scholarship
By Sarah Hill
American Angus Association
The American Angus Association® launched the Future Angus Stockmen program to encourage the next generation of commercial cattle producers. This program awards a $1,000 scholarship annually thanks to support from Allflex.
Catie Wharton, Syracuse, Kansas, was awarded the scholarship during the 2017 Angus Convention in Fort Worth, Texas.
Wharton is a freshman at Texas Tech University studying animal science with an emphasis in production. She fell in love with the beef industry as a young girl with her first Angus bucket calf and now aspires to become a beef producer.
Wharton has served as treasurer, vice president and president in her county 4-H program and has taken grand champion accolades in beef, sheep, horse and photography projects. During her 4-H and FFA careers, Wharton has learned the value of utilizing high quality Angus genetics.
“Using genetics on the ranch is important because the cattle have to fit their environment while producing the product that the consumer wants,” Wharton says.
Future Angus Stockmen participants can enroll each year and take advantage of Association programs such as the Beef Records Service (BRS), MaternalPlus®, AngusSource® or AngusSource Genetic at a reduced cost. Future Angus Stockmen also receive incentives for genomic testing.
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of 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’s programs and services, visit www.angus.org.