April 26, 2017
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Lane Smith Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards
Lane Smith, Loxahatchee, Fla., 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 14-year-old son of Bobbi Jo Smith attends Western Pines Community Middle School and is a member of the NJAA and the Florida Junior Angus Association, where he has served as chaplain and currently serves as treasurer.
He has participated in local, state and national shows. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Lane participated in photography, quiz bowl, livestock judging and team fitting contests and the All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off. He participated in the mentoring program in 2015 and 2016.
He has 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.