April 24, 2023
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Keegan Mather Earns Junior Bronze Award
Keegan Mather, State Center, Iowa, 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.
Mather is the 16-year-old daughter of Joe and Allison Mather and attends Nevada High School. She is a member of the NJAA and the Iowa Junior Angus Association, where she has served as director.
Mather has participated in national shows. She also participated in the Raising the Bar conference in 2022.
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 Lea Ann Maudlin, Angus Communications