July 27, 2017




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Jaclyn Clark, American Angus Association director of event and education, at

816-383-5100 or jclark@angus.org


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Iowa Couple Named NJAA 2017 Advisors of the Year

Couple has created a family atmosphere for the Iowa Junior Angus Association, meriting the national honor at the 2017 NJAS.


Finding new ways to connect with Iowa juniors is why Chris and Dixie McCormick, Pleasantville, Iowa, were nominated for the Advisors of the Year award through the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA). The McCormicks were recognized for their leadership, inclusion and encouragement at the National Junior Angus Show in Des Moines, Iowa.

 “More emphasis has been placed on developing other skills such as public speaking through speech contests, knowledge of the cattle industry through quiz bowl and the presentation and promotion of our state association through the poster and scrapbook contests,” says Haley Greiman, first vice president, Iowa Junior Angus Association. “We have grown with the guidance of Chris and Dixie in more than just the showring.”

The McCormicks have been very involved in helping to plan the 2017 NJAS in Iowa, leading the junior committees and organizing schedules for the show. Fundraising, contest organization and meal planning have been handled efficiently under the McCormicks’ leadership, according to a nomination letter. The McCormicks have put all their efforts into improving the quality of the Iowa Junior Angus Association, Greiman adds.

The NJAA Advisor of the Year Award was introduced in 1980 to recognize the tremendous contributions of junior Angus association advisors. Any junior Angus association advisors are eligible for the award by sending in a letter of nomination.


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.


Written by Sarah Hill, Angus Media


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