Angus Foundation


Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar is a three-day conference that builds stronger leaders within state associations, creates regional relationships while preparing juniors for the future. Materials covered in Raising the Bar target high school-age students and older. A tentative schedule for the conference is Friday - extensive campus tour; Saturday – workshops, ranch tours, and farm tours; Sunday – workshops and travel home. Social activities, games, and ice breakers will also be provided to rekindle old and create new friendships.

Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD)

The Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conference moves around the country to give more juniors the opportunity to participate. The programs are designed and carried out by the Events and Education department and the NJAA Board of Directors in cooperation with the hosting state. The conference serves several purposes. Guiding juniors who will, in turn, take part in guiding their respective associations; providing an open line of communication for members of different associations to share ideas, plans, goals, etc.; and giving each individual an opportunity to take an active part, and in face, encouraging participation by everyone present. Juniors learn about setting goals for themselves and their association, and methods of accomplishing those goals. Not only is the responsibility and success of the association stressed, but also the responsibility, success and character of the individual members.

State Training and Angus Retreat

The State Training and Angus Retreat (STAR) Conference focuses on building stronger leadership skills, creating networking opportunities and strengthening communications between the state and national associations. The three day schedule is packed with activities, workshops and presentations that will promote state junior officer and advisor growth. Only state officers in the following positions may attend: president, vice president, secretary or treasurer. All state advisors are welcome to register.

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