July 15, 2014
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Carrie Horsley, Angus Foundation director of marketing and public relations, at 816-383-5100 or email@example.com; or
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Setting an Example, Herbster Angus Farm
Charles W. and Judy Herbster recognized as 2014 Honorary Angus Foundation inductees
Charles W. and Judy Herbster of Herbster Angus Farms, Falls City, Neb., have generously supported Angus youth by purchasing the Angus Foundation Heifer Package in Denver, Colo., for two consecutive years, 2013 and 2014. Thanks to their investment in the future, the Angus Foundation has been better equipped to fund scholarships and other leadership programs for Angus youth.
In recognition of their positive example, the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) chose to induct Charles W. and Judy Herbster into the Honorary Angus Foundation during the 2014 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Indianapolis, Ind.
“The Herbsters’ enthusiasm has helped pave the way into the future for the next generation,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “This is what makes them worthy inductees for this year’s Honorary Angus Foundation.”
The Herbster Family has been in agriculture for over 160 years. When Charles was 11 years old, his grandmother bought him 65 Angus cows, which began what is known today as Herbster Angus Farms. Besides the cattle, Charles W. and Judy own the Conklin Company, a national manufacturer and distributor of animal and agricultural products.
In 2013, the Herbsters were recognized as Lifetime Angus Builder at the Angus Foundation Supporter Recognition Event in Louisville, Ky.
“It is an honor to be an example for the Angus youth,” said Herbster, after purchasing the 2014 Angus Foundation Heifer Package. “It is a privilege for us to pass this on to the next generation.”
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 a maximum of 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 in 1980 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization to support Angus education, youth and research. To learn more about the Angus Foundation and the programs it supports, call the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or go to www.angusfoundation.org.
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. Explore how the Angus breed impacts every sector of the cattle business – from the feedlot to the meatcase – during the 2014 Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show. Hosted by the American Angus Association, the event takes place Nov. 4-6 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Participants will hear from top-flight speakers, conduct Association business, visit the trade show featuring allied industry partners and have the opportunity to attend the Angus University.
The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. For more information about Angus cattle and the 2014 convention, visit www.ANGUS.org.