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Beef industry youth define leadership

Amanda Nolz

Photo courtesy Cassidy WoodardNALJA Board of Director Cassidy Woodard directed a leadership workshop to help its members improve their roles as agriculture advocates.

It takes guts for a country girl to move to the big city to attend school. As a freshman at the University of Denver, Cassidy Woodard is a world away from her home on a purebred Limousin cattle operation near Calhan, CO. In this urban setting, her classmates don’t understand beef production, and she often has to defend her way of life to those that have been influenced by biased mainstream books and media reports. To stay connected to her roots in the cattle industry, Woodard is actively involved in the North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) as a board of director.

NALJA has a governing board of 10 directors. The Board’s main purpose is to plan national programs and activities for NALJA members. The Board’s primary responsibility is to organize, plan, manage and implement the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress (NJLSC) each summer and serve as role models to younger members. The directors also represent the Limousin breed at state and regional field days and at the Youth Beef Industry Congress (YBIC), which is a three-day seminar sponsored by the U.S. Beef Breeds Council and allied industry.

For Woodard, NALJA is a great way to stay involved in the Limousin breed. She has been showing Limousin cattle for 10 years, and her passion for the beef cattle industry started the first time she walked into a show ring with a calf in tow. Today, she serves as an articulate advocate for cattle producers. During a NALJA Board of Directors meeting on April 4, 2009 in Kansas City, MO, Woodard presented a workshop on leadership to help her peers better utilize their skills to serve the industry.

It takes guts for a country girl to move to the big city to attend school. As a freshman at the University of Denver, Cassidy Woodard is a world away from her home on a purebred Limousin cattle operation near Calhan, CO. In this urban setting, her classmates don’t understand beef production, and she often has to defend her way of life to those that have been influenced by biased mainstream books and media reports. To stay connected to her roots in the cattle industry, Woodard is actively involved in the North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) as a board of director.

NALJA has a governing board of 10 directors. The Board’s main purpose is to plan national programs and activities for NALJA members. The Board’s primary responsibility is to organize, plan, manage and implement the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress (NJLSC) each summer and serve as role models to younger members. The directors also represent the Limousin breed at state and regional field days and at the Youth Beef Industry Congress (YBIC), which is a three-day seminar sponsored by the U.S. Beef Breeds Council and allied industry.

For Woodard, NALJA is a great way to stay involved in the Limousin breed. She has been showing Limousin cattle for 10 years, and her passion for the beef cattle industry started the first time she walked into a show ring with a calf in tow. Today, she serves as an articulate advocate for cattle producers. During a NALJA Board of Directors meeting on April 4, 2009 in Kansas City, MO, Woodard presented a workshop on leadership to help her peers better utilize their skills to serve the industry.

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It takes guts for a country girl to move to the big city to attend school. As a freshman at the University of Denver, Cassidy Woodard is a world away from her home on a purebred Limousin cattle operation near Calhan, CO. In this urban setting, her classmates don’t understand beef production, and she often has to defend her way of life to those that have been influenced by biased mainstream books and media reports. To stay connected to her roots in the cattle industry, Woodard is actively involved in the North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) as a board of director.

NALJA has a governing board of 10 directors. The Board’s main purpose is to plan national programs and activities for NALJA members. The Board’s primary responsibility is to organize, plan, manage and implement the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress (NJLSC) each summer and serve as role models to younger members. The directors also represent the Limousin breed at state and regional field days and at the Youth Beef Industry Congress (YBIC), which is a three-day seminar sponsored by the U.S. Beef Breeds Council and allied industry.

For Woodard, NALJA is a great way to stay involved in the Limousin breed. She has been showing Limousin cattle for 10 years, and her passion for the beef cattle industry started the first time she walked into a show ring with a calf in tow. Today, she serves as an articulate advocate for cattle producers. During a NALJA Board of Directors meeting on April 4, 2009 in Kansas City, MO, Woodard presented a workshop on leadership to help her peers better utilize their skills to serve the industry.