February 12, 2024
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Samuel Jordan earns Junior Bronze Award
Samuel Jordan, Savannah, Mo., 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.
Jordan is the 17-year-old son of Matt and Monica Jordan. He is a member of the NJAA and the Missouri Junior Angus Association.
He has participated in local, state, regional and national shows. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Jordan participated in the poster contest. He was also a participant in the mentoring program in 2016 and 2017.
Jordan has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records and has submitted DNA samples for Genomic Profile Testing through Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI). He has consigned cattle to the Missouri Angus Futurity sale, Ward Bros.& Friends sale and through a private treaty sale.
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