March 15, 2017
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John Kinder Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards
John Kinder, Hagerman, Idaho, 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 13-year-old son of Willis and Cindy Kinder attends Hagerman Junior Senior High School and is a member of the NJAA and the Idaho Junior Angus Association, where he has served on the by law committee.
John has participated in local, state and regional shows and showmanship contests and submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®).
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.