Nebraska Red Angus Juniors
Congratulations to Issac Hueftle for being named the recipient of the 2016-2017 NJRA scholarship!
Sydney Heine and Emmet Caldwell- active NJRAA members at a meeting in Iowa.
Nebraska Junior Red Angus
The Nebraska Junior Beef Expo in Norfolk had a total of 8 youth who participated in the Red Angus Breed. Again this year, the Red Angus members competed strongly among all breeds! Emmet Caldwell earned the High Point Overall prize for satellite contests. Emmet also received one of the 3 scholarships awarded.
The North American Junior Red Angus Event (NAJRAE) was held in Grand Island again this year. Nebraska had 24 juniors participate in contests and we did very well!
Kaydee Caldwell earned the High Point Overall award (a leather chair donated in memory of Mary VonForell). Emmet Caldwell received a scholarship. Many of the youth placed in individual events and Nebraska earned the Top Large State Herdsmanship recognition. Finally, Kellan Heavican, who is serving his second year on the junior board, will be serving as Junior Board President for this next year. Nebraska had 53 head of cattle entered and 46 made it. There are countless volunteers who help to make the whole thing happen and from banquet decorations to beef for the lunches to showing up and participating &/or helping, everything is genuinely appreciated by the kids, thanks to all who helped! You can check the event out on Facebook, NTV’s Grow, the Grand Island Independent, or just ask some kids – it is a very special week for many reasons. The mentor program that was implemented this year is second to none. Dawn Caldwell was able was able to pull off recruiting 9 guys with Harley’s to bring in our junior board and queen at the opening ceremony. Word out in the country, among all junior nationals, is that WE WIN for coolest opening ceremony! Next year’s event will be in Springfield, IL June 19-25. Several Nebraska families have already begun to discuss travel plans.
There will not be a NE Junior Red Angus meeting held this year at the Cattlemen’s Classic.
Dawn Caldwell has recently turned the junior program over to Jennifer Leupp. Jennifer will be taking over almost all responsibilitesi with the program from here on out. Jennifer’s contact is as follows, phone; (308)999-9623, email; Jennifer.email@example.com.