SAINT JOSEPH, Mo. — Kyli Kraft, Fort Collins, Colo., 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.
Kraft is the 18-year-old daughter of Jason and Cheri Kraft and attends Heritage Christian Academy. She is a member of the NJAA and the Colorado Junior Angus Association.
She has participated in local, state and regional shows. This year she participated in the Raising the Bar Conference.
Kraft has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®).
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
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