ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Chance Greene, Powell Butte, Ore., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Upperman, education and events director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Greene is the 20-year-old son of Chad and Rindy Greene and attends Oklahoma State University where he is studying agricultural education. He is a member of the NJAA and the Oregon Junior Angus Association.
He has participated in state, regional and national shows and showmanship contest. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Greene served as a voting delegate in 2020.
He has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) and consigned cattle to the Klammath Bull Sale, the Denim & Diamond sale and the Central Oregon Livestock Auction.
The Bronze and Silver awards are the first two levels of the NJAA Recognition Program that began in 1972. Junior Angus breeders must apply for the awards, then meet point requirements in many areas of participation before receiving the honors. Applicants are evaluated in areas of junior Angus association activities and leadership, participation in showmanship, contests and shows, using performance testing to improve their herd and their progress in producing and merchandising Angus cattle.
The NJAA promotes the involvement of young people in raising Angus cattle, while also providing leadership and self-development opportunities for the nearly 4,500 active members nationwide.
— Amber Wahlgren, Angus Communications for American Angus Association
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