July 21, 2017
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Ohio Couple Inducted into Honorary Angus Foundation
Paul and Lynn Hill, Bidwell, Ohio, were recognized as 2017 Honorary Angus Foundation inductees for their dedication to providing youth opportunities to succeed through the Angus Foundation.
The National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) recently recognized Paul and Lynn Hill, Champion Hill Angus, Bidwell, Ohio, as the newest inductees into the Honorary Angus Foundation at the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Des Moines, Iowa.
Paul is a former chairman of the Angus Foundation Board of Directors, a role he served in for four years. In addition, he was very active in raising money for the junior program and other fundraising efforts. Hill was also one of the driving forces behind hiring Angus Foundation president Milford Jenkins, and he also spearheaded the $11 million Vision of Value: Campaign for Angus.
ďAs a stalwart advocate of the Angus Foundation over the years, Paul has played a crucial role in its recent growth and development,Ē says Jenkins. ďIn addition to being a major promoter of the Vision of Value: Campaign for Angus, Paul and Lynn have financially supported the effort personally. Paul has also helped secure financial support from numerous other Angus breeders, corporations and friends for our education, youth and research activities.
The lives of countless Angus youth will forever be enriched, either directly or indirectly, as a result of Paulís enthusiasm, passion and hard work on their behalf in tirelessly championing the need for funds for scholarships, leadership training and opportunities for them to grow and mature to lead our Angus breed, communities and country tomorrow.Ē
Paul began his career as a herdsman for Briarhill Angus Farms in Union Springs, Ala., in 1971. Briarhill dispersed 10 years later, and Paul served as a herdsman for herds in Connecticut, South Carolina and Virginia. In 1990, Paul became herdsman for Marshall Reynolds. The two became business partners in 1993, founding Champion Hill Angus. The herd, which included 200 donor cows and 900 recipients, had a year-round breeding program to maximize the use of recipients and supply the demand for show heifers.
After many successful years in the Angus business, Paul and Lynn retired in February 2017 to spend more time with their family, dispersing the Champion Hill herd. According to the American Angus Hall of Fame, the Hillís sale, which sold 850 cattle, set a world record.
The Hillsí two daughters, Sarah and Neenah, have been active lifelong members. Sarah served as 1992 Miss American Angus and served on the NJAA Board in 1993-1994.
At the 2017 NJAS awards ceremony, the Hills were honored along with the late Terry and Pam Bailey, High Roller Angus, Center, Texas.
In 1985, the NJAA Board of Directors established the Honorary Angus Foundation to recognize and thank those who have shown incredible support of Angus youth. Seven Angus breeders were honored as the first inductees, and each year, the NJAA honors up to three individuals.
Any member of the American Angus Association is eligible to nominate individuals or organizations for the Honorary Angus Foundation. A complete list of members can be found online.
About Angus Foundation
Established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1980, the Angus Foundation remains focused on its mission to support Angus education, youth and research. The organization has presented more than $2.4 million in youth scholarships since 1998, and has also invested more than $1 million in beef cattle research throughout the past decade.
For more information, contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or visit www.angusfoundation.org.
ó Written by Sarah Hill, Angus Media
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