February 5, 2018
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Carrie Otte Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards
Carrie Otte, Saint Mary, Mo., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Clark, education and events director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.
The 20-year-old daughter of Tom and Mary Otte attends College of the Ozarks where she studies agricultural business and is a member of the NJAA and the Missouri Junior Angus Association, where she has served as assistant secretary/newsletter, director, and royalty.
She has participated in local, state and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Carrie participated in livestock judging, quiz bowl and team marketing contests and the All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off. She served as a voting delegate in 2017. She was also a participant in the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conference in 2012-2017
She has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) and consigned cattle to the Heartland Genetic Blend sale.
The Bronze and Silver awards are the first two levels of the NJAA Recognition Program that began in 1972. Junior Angus breeders must apply for the awards, then meet point requirements in many areas of participation before receiving the honors. Applicants are evaluated in areas of junior Angus association activities and leadership, participation in showmanship, contests and shows, using performance testing to improve their herd and their progress in producing and merchandising Angus cattle.
The NJAA promotes the involvement of young people in raising Angus cattle, while also providing leadership and self-development opportunities for the nearly 6,000 active members nationwide.