July 13, 2016
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Nebraska Couple Inducted Into Honorary Angus Foundation
Bob and Becky Tiedeman recognized as 2016 Honorary Angus Foundation inductees for enthusiastic volunteering on behalf of the Angus Foundation.
The National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) recently recognized Bob and Becky Tiedeman of North Platte, Neb., as the newest inductees into the prestigious Honorary Angus Foundation at the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Grand Island, Neb.
The Tiedemans have been dedicated to assisting with the sale of the Angus Foundation Heifer Package for many years, whether by encouraging Angus peers to buy the heifer or even fitting and preparing the heifer for the sale. The Tiedemans have also generously donated cash gifts to the Angus Foundation and been active in the organization’s fundraising activities, donating and buying items in the Angus Foundation’s silent auction at the NJAS.
“Bob and Becky are always finding a way to give back to the Angus breed and help our Angus youth,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “They love this industry and promoting what it stands for.”
Becky’s family has a long history of Angus Foundation support. Her father, Jim Baldridge, purchased the first two Angus Heifer Packages in 1980 and 1981.
Champions of the Angus Foundation’s mission to their Angus friends, the Tiedemans were longtime friends of the late Camron Cooper of Twin Bridges, Mont., who bequeathed her Talon Ranch and Angus herd to the Angus Foundation in 2009.
The Tiedemans own a herd of black Angus and Red Angus cattle. Becky serves on the newly created Angus Foundation Resource Development Committee, which works to secure resources for the Angus Foundation. The Tiedemans have also served as advisors for the Nebraska Junior Angus Association.
The Tiedemans have a son, Jake, and a daughter-in-law, Lindsay. Jake is a former NJAA chairman and is still active with the family’s Angus herd.
At the 2016 NJAS awards ceremony, the Tiedemans were honored along with fellow 2016 inductees Kelly and Martie Joe Schaff, Schaff Angus Valley, Saint Anthony, N.D., and Joe and Susanne Bush, J&S Ranch, Gatesville, Texas.
In 1985, the NJAA Board of Directors established the Honorary Angus Foundation to recognize and thank those who have shown incredible support of Angus youth. Seven Angus breeders were honored as the first inductees, and each year, the NJAA honors up to three individuals.
Any member of the American Angus Association is eligible to nominate individuals or organizations for the Honorary Angus Foundation. A complete list of members can be found online.
About the Angus Foundation
Established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1980, the Angus Foundation remains focused on its mission to support Angus education, youth and research. The organization has presented more than $2.4 million in youth scholarships since 1998, and has also invested more than $1 million in beef cattle research throughout the past decade.
For more information, contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or visit www.angusfoundation.org.
— Written by Sarah Hill, Angus Media
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