December 12, 2017
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Tanner Mickey Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards
Tanner Mickey, Taylorville, Ill., 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 16-year-old son of Jon and Carla Mickey is a member of the NJAA and the Illinois Junior Angus Association.
He has participated in local, state and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Tanner participated in the extemporaneous public speaking, photography, team sales, quiz bowl, livestock judging and team marketing contests.
He has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) and consigned cattle to the Prairie Creek Angus Sale.
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 5,000 active members nationwide.