May 10, 2017


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Broderic Fitzgerald Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards

Broderic Fitzgerald, West Grove, Pa., 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 20-year-old son of Tim and Andrea Fitzgerald attends Oklahoma State University where he studies Agribusiness and is a member of the NJAA and the Pennsylvania Junior Angus Association.

He has participated in regional and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Broderic participated in the photography and quiz bowl contests and the All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off. He also participated in the mentoring program in 2011 and 2012 and was a voting delegate in 2011. In 2011 and 2012 he was a participant in the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conferences.

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.