April 20, 2017





For more information contact:

Caitlyn Brandt, events and education, at 816-383-5100 or cbrandt@angus.org


ONLINE: Download an application form.

Outstanding NJAA Leadership Award

Applications for the Jim Baldridge Outstanding Leadership award due May 1.


To recognize Angus youth who exemplify what it means to be a true leader, the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) presents the Jim Baldridge Outstanding Leadership Award each year at the Angus Convention.

The prestigious award is based on leadership roles within the Angus business and other activities, and ways the nominee has committed to helping others develop those skills, as well. The Outstanding Leadership Award recipient will receive an award, presented by the NJAA, and a scholarship for $2,500.

“The future of the American Angus Association is in the hands of its junior members in the National Junior Angus Association,” says Caitlyn Brandt, American Angus Association events and education. “The Outstanding Leadership Award is one way to recognize the business breed’s future leaders.”

Applications for the Jim Baldridge Outstanding Leadership Award are available online and must be completed by May 1.

Only current NJAA members who are at least 17 years old as of Jan. 1 will be considered for the award, and a selection committee formed by the NJAA Advisory Board determines winners. Applications consist of a résumé, two letters of recommendation and a written report of leadership examples.

The award was established in 1998 and rededicated to Jim Baldridge in 2014, in memory of his devotion to the NJAA and leadership of the Angus breed.

For more information on the award and how to apply, visit www.angus.org/njaa.



ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by nearly 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on 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, visit www.angus.org.