February 5, 2024
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Harper Massie earns Junior Bronze Award
Harper Massie, Bowie, Texas, has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze award, according to Caitlyn Brandt, events and junior activities director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Massie is the 13-year-old daughter of Gary and Tiffany Massie. She is a member of the NJAA and the Texas Junior Angus Association, where she serves as director.
She has participated in local, state and regional shows and showmanship contests.
Massie has also submitted DNA samples for Genomic Profile Testing through Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI).
The Bronze award is the first level of the NJAA Recognition Program that began in 1972. Junior Angus breeders must apply for the award, then meet point requirements in many areas of participation before receiving the honor. 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 4,500 active members nationwide.
— Written by Amber Wahlgren, Angus Communications