April 13, 2017
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Greyson Fernandez Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards
Greyson Fernandez, Pine Mountain, Ga., 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 19-year-old son Ed and Cindy Fernandez attends the University of Georgia, where he is studying animal science, and is a member of the NJAA and the Georgia Junior Angus Association, where he has served as director, historian and reporter.
He has participated in state and national shows. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Greyson participated the quiz bowl, team sales, livestock judging and the extemporaneous speaking contests and was a voting delegate in 2015 and 2016. He also participated in the Raising the Bar conference in 2015 and the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development conferences in 2015 and 2016.
He has consigned cattle in the Alabama BCIA Fall Round Up Bull Sale and the Roanoke Stock Yards 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.