Nov. 1, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100, or firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Chelsey Smith, assistant director of events and education, at 816-383-5100, or email@example.com
Talon Internship Applications Due Dec. 1
College students interested in gaining firsthand experience encouraged to apply.
A new internship opportunity through the Angus Foundation and the Angus/Talon Youth Education Learning Program will pair a motivated youth with the Maher Angus Ranch in South Dakota to give a valuable hands-on educational experience for an eight- to 10-week term during summer 2017.
Applications are available online and due back to the education and events department Dec. 1. College sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent college graduates who do not exceed the age of 25 on date of application, and who are majoring in an agriculture-related field of study will be eligible to apply for this internship position.
Applications from a Talon Scholarship recipient, past or present, or a National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) or Association member in good standing will be given first preference for this internship.
Cam Cooper of Talon Ranch, who was a staunch supporter of agriculture’s youth, set up the Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Endowment Fund.
“Cam’s vision for the Talon Youth Educational Learning Program was for it to be a holistic experience for students. They could come into the program as an undergraduate scholarship recipient — with the opportunity to continue through graduate school — and get real-world experience through this internship. She was a true champion for our Angus youth,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president.
The partnership will benefit both the ranch and the intern by providing an educational experience and enthusiastic fresh perspective for both parties.
About 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 Jena McRell, Angus Media
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by nearly 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.
For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association, visit www.angus.org.