New Online Issue of The Scoop Available

November 1, 2012




For more information contact:

Katie Allen, Angus Foundation director of marketing and public relations, at 816-383-5100 or; or

Robin Ruff, American Angus Association® director of junior activities, at 816-383-5100 or



New Online Issue of The Scoop Available

The Scoop is an online publication for junior members, written and produced by other junior members.


Thirteen members of the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) from all corners of the United States wrote stories and contributed photographs for the fall 2012 issue of The Scoop, an online-only publication for juniors, by juniors. From event coverage of the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) to stories about issues influencing the beef and agricultural industries, an array of information is included in this issue, available online at


Michaela Clowser, 16, from Milford, Neb., served as the editor-in-chief for the latest issue. Clowser has served on The Scoop staff since 2009.


“While working on articles for The Scoop, I have been able to conduct amazing interviews with people I never would have had the opportunity to meet,” Clowser says. “My recommendation to all junior Angus members—don’t hesitate to get involved.”


Robin Ruff, director of junior activities for the American Angus Association, says often junior members might have a difficult time fully understanding articles written by agricultural industry experts, but in having other juniors write about important topics industry, they are able to understand what adult Angus breeders are talking about.


The Scoop is another avenue for juniors to learn more about the organization they are involved in from another junior member’s view,” Ruff says. “What better way for a junior member to read a newspaper that is written in the same junior member view. The newspaper is targeted toward youth and written by youth, as they will pick the stories and use the language that their audience will enjoy reading.”


In addition to Clowser, other staff members include Jacob Coon, Bethel, Mo.; Sierra Day, Cerro Gordo, Ill.; Katie Friederichs, Walcott, Iowa; Shane Kerner, Weiser, Idaho; Destiny McCauley, Bowling Green, Fla.; Connor Orrock, Woodford, Va.; Courtney Pooton, Sperryville, Va.; Savannah Shafer, Nehawka, Neb.; Haley Throne, Lexington, Ga.; Sydney Thummel, Sheridan, Mo.; Katy Tunstill, Fayetteville, Ark.; and Lindsey Turner, Covington, Tenn.


The Scoop is produced courtesy of the NJAA, which currently has more than 7,000 members, and Angus Foundation.


The Angus Foundation was 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 American Angus Association® at 816-383-5100 or go to




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