August 10, 2007
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Junior Angus Members Take a Bite Out of Life at 2007 LEAD
hospitality, pertinent beef industry information and friendships that will
last a lifetime are just a few key items served up to National Junior Angus Association
(NJAA) members, August 2-5 in
and motivational speaker Kim Anderson, 4-H leadership specialist with the
addition to motivational speakers, the youth had the opportunity to see some
NJAA Board members conducted four workshops to develop personal skills and enhance industry knowledge. “Quit your Rambling” was a workshop to teach the importance of communication skills and allowed the youth to work in groups to introduce their inventions to a group. During “Life’s a Dance” the juniors learned proper dance moves for the two-step, which they could put to use later at the concluding dance.
The “Angus Wheel of Fortune” took a game show approach to teach the youth about Angus and beef industry information. In the “C.A.BAM—Certified Angus Beef has the Natural BAM” workshop, the Certified Angus Beef Program specifications were introduced, and the participants had the opportunity to taste test the differences between a Certified Angus Beef ® steak and a commodity product. All participants participated in the four interactive workshops.
Special entertainment this year featured hypnotist Al Snyder. Making his second appearance at LEAD, Snyder demonstrated the power of hypnosis, as about 20 individuals went under hypnosis during his program.
additional feature to this year’s LEAD was the introduction of more
programs designed for the adult advisors that attended the conference. Heather (Kalino)
Shultz, former NJAA Board member and current 4-H program coordinator in
LEAD is conducted on an annual basis for the 14-21 year old leaders of the NJAA. The Angus Foundation sponsors the event as part of its mission to support education, youth and research. For more information about the NJAA or Angus Foundation, visit www.njaa.info or www.angusfoundation.org.