ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Taylor Martin, Dalhart, Texas, 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.
Martin is the 17-year-old daughter of Carol Martin and attends Texas Tech University K-12. She is a member of the NJAA and the Texas Junior Angus Association, where she serves as director.
She has participated in local, state, regional and national shows. Martin also participated in the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conferences in 2019 and 2020 and the Raising the Bar conference in 2021.
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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