January 31, 2024
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JessaLynn Hudson earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards
JessaLynn Hudson, Belvidere, Neb., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Caitlyn Brandt, events and junior activities director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Hudson is the 18-year-old daughter of Gina Hudson and attends the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she studies agri-business. She is a member of the NJAA and the Nebraska Junior Angus Association.
She has participated in state and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Hudson participated in the Skill-A-Thon and livestock judging contests and the All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off. She also participated in the mentoring program from 2016-2018.
Hudson has submitted DNA samples for Genomic Profile Testing through Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI).
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 4,500 active members nationwide.
— Written by Amber Wahlgren, Angus Communications