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News Update

November 13, 2017

Angus Foundation Celebrates Future
of Angus Youth, Education & Research

The Angus Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of the American Angus Association, has invested in the future of youth, education and research for the Angus breed and beef industry as a whole for more than 35 years.

The Angus Foundation commemorated the many generous donors and accomplishments for 2017 at the annual Supporter Recognition Event, hosted Nov. 3 at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas, prior to the start of the 2017 Angus Convention.

The event honored Angus Foundation supporters who have contributed $250 or more during the past fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2016-Sept. 30, 2017).

“The future of the Angus breed is certainly bright, thanks to the generosity of the Angus Foundation’s incredible donors,” said Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “For 37 years, the Angus Foundation has been leading the way into the future for Angus youth, education and research efforts.”

More than 375 attendees enjoyed a delicious meal featuring the Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand, and the evening’s festivities were led by world-renowned recording artist, songwriter, and television and motion picture personality Red Steagall.

Read more of this Angus news release online.

American Angus Association Names
2018 Angus Ambassador

Sydni Lienemann, Princeton, Neb., will represent more than 25,000 Angus breeders as the 2018 Angus Ambassador.

A freshman majoring in animal science and agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lienemann competed against four other finalists for the title at the 2017 Angus Convention.

“I’m thankful I had the opportunity to judge this group of young people,” said Bruce Button, vice president and general manager, Lee Newspapers Inc. “It was a pleasure to see such well-spoken and driven young people in this industry.”

Other judges for the competition were Jake Troutt, Association regional manager; Mick Varilek, Association board of directors member; Annie Landry Viator, past Angus Auxiliary member and Angus breeder; and Dan Dhuyvetter, director of research and nutrition services for Ridley Block Operations.

The other finalists for the 2018 Angus Ambassador were:

Sierra Day, Cerro Gordo, Ill., is a sophomore at Lake Land College in Mattoon, Ill. She’s planning to transfer to a four-year university to pursue an animal science degree with a communications option.

Keegan Cassady, Normal, Ill., is studying animal science with an emphasis in business with a pre-law option at Oklahoma State University.

Dean Klahr, Holton, Kan., is studying animal science and industry with an option in business and a minor in agricultural economics at Kansas State University.

Morgan Scilacci, Baker City, Ore., is attending Kansas State University and majoring in animal science and industry with an option in business.

Keep reading this Angus news release online.

Angus Association Awards
Future Angus Stockmen Scholarship

The American Angus Association launched the Future Angus Stockmen program to encourage the next generation of commercial cattle producers. This program awards a $1,000 scholarship annually thanks to support from Allflex.

Catie Wharton, Syracuse, Kan., was awarded the scholarship during the 2017 Angus Convention.

Wharton is a freshman at Texas Tech University studying animal science with an emphasis in production. She fell in love with the beef industry as a young girl with her first Angus bucket calf and now aspires to become a beef producer.

Wharton has served as treasurer, vice president and president in her county 4-H program and has taken grand champion accolades in beef, sheep, horse and photography projects. During her 4-H and FFA careers, Wharton has learned the value of utilizing high-quality Angus genetics.

“Using genetics on the ranch is important because the cattle have to fit their environment while producing the product that the consumer wants,” Wharton says.

For more information, please view the full release here.

Summer Internships Available at Select Sires

Select Sires Inc. has announced plans to offer five summer internships at its headquarters facility in Plain City, Ohio, during the summer of 2018. Positions are available within the following departments: sales and marketing, communications, semen processing, information systems, and veterinary, with applications due by Jan. 1, 2018.

“Both practical work experience within the industry and networking are extremely important in helping college students prepare for full-time employment upon graduation,” says Dave Thorbahn, Select Sires president and CEO. “That’s why Select Sires offers hands-on internship opportunities each year. These internships help introduce students to the industry side of agriculture, while they contribute to the day-to-day operation of the Select Sires federation.”

College students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in dairy science, animal science, agricultural economics, agricultural communications or related agricultural fields, as well as information systems may apply for these internships. Preference is for candidates to be in their junior or senior year of college, but underclassmen will be considered. Interns must be willing to relocate to Ohio for the summer and available to work full-time for 12 consecutive weeks.

Learn more online.

Beef Cattle Short Course set for January in San Antonio

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar County agriculture and natural resources committee will present the 2018 Beef Cattle Short Course in San Antonio Jan. 9 and 16.

The program will be in room 101 of the Performing Arts building of Palo Alto College, 1400 Villaret Blvd.

Registration will begin at 6 p.m. both days, with programs starting at 6:30 p.m. and concluding by 9 p.m. The cost is $15 per person for both days. The Bexar County Farm Bureau will sponsor refreshments both evenings.

Register by contacting Denise Perez at 210-631-0400 or

“This course is for beef cattle producers at all experience levels and will offer information on a variety of topics of interest to producers,” said Sam Womble, AgriLife Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, Bexar County. “In a relatively short time period, this course will provide a lot of practical advice and useful knowledge that can be applied to almost any beef cattle operation.”

Womble said the program will also have door prizes and a vendor area.

Three hours of Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units — two in integrated pest management and one general — will be offered for attending both sessions.

For more information, please view the Angus Journal Virtual Library calendar of upcoming events.



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