April 13, 2017
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Jordan Johnson Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards
Jordan Johnson, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 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 16-year-old daughter of Lacy and Brian Johnson attends Southeast Valley High School and is a member of the NJAA and the Iowa Junior Angus Association, where she has served as director and currently serves as royalty, and the North Central Iowa Angus Association.
She has participated in local, state and national shows. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Jordan participated in the mentoring program in in 2011, 2012 and 2016.
She has also submitted weight data to the Herd Improvement Records, (AHIR®) and consigned cattle in the MPJ Cattle Co. 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.