SAINT JOSEPH, Mo. — Ella Jordan, Savannah, Mo., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Caitlyn Brandt, events and junior activities director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Jordan is the 18-year-old daughter of Matt and Monica Jordan and attends Savannah High School. She is a member of the NJAA and the Missouri Junior Angus Association, where she has served as director, treasurer and royalty.
She has participated in local, state and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Jordan participated in the career development and team sales contests and the All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off. She also participated the Raising the Bar conference in 2018 and the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conference in 2018 and 2021.
Jordan has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) and consigned cattle to a private treaty sale.
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.
— American Angus Association