Future Angus stockmen: Scholarship available
July 26, 2016
Aimed at fostering the next generation of commercial cattle producers, the Future Angus Stockmen program, established by the American Angus Association, offers opportunities for young cattlemen and women to gain the knowledge and tools they need to be successful.
Now in its second year, Future Angus Stockmen is proud to partner with Allfex USA to award a $1,000 scholarship to a college student involved in the commercial Angus business. Applicants must be enrolled in the Future Angus Stockmen program, and applications are available online and must be returned by Friday, Sept. 16.
"We are looking forward to recognizing another outstanding student this year through the Future Angus Stockmen scholarship," says Ginette Gottswiller, Association director of commercial programs. "Thanks to Allflex for supporting us in this mission to encourage young cattle producers and build their future in the beef business."
The winner will be notified in October 2016, and the scholarship presented during the Angus Convention, hosted Nov. 5-7 in Indianapolis, Ind. Applications will be judged on the participant's future agriculture career path, passion for beef cattle and leadership experiences within the industry.
“The Future Angus Stockmen scholarship is really an opportunity for that young producer who really wants to go back and contribute to the family operation or step out in their own commercial farm or ranch.”Scott Holt, Allflex North American marketing manager
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"The Future Angus Stockmen scholarship is really an opportunity for that young producer who really wants to go back and contribute to the family operation or step out in their own commercial farm or ranch," says Scott Holt, Allflex North American marketing manager. "It's exciting for us to support these students in their future endeavors."
To be eligible, the applicant or applicant's parents/guardians must have transferred or have been transferred a registration paper in the last 36 months (on or after May 1, 2013). They must also have an affiliate member code or a current membership with the American Angus Association.
Applications are available for download online and must be postmarked by Sept. 16. Reference the application for more instructions on how to apply.
About Future Angus Stockmen
The American Angus Association launched Future Angus Stockmen in 2014 as an effort to impact young cattle producers through learning and networking opportunities, while also building a bond with the Angus breed and its member-driven organization.
"Our goal with the Future Angus Stockmen initiative is to give young producers who want to play a role in beef production the jumpstart they need to be successful in the business," Gottswiller says. "Strong skills in communications, marketing, data analysis and business planning are critical in our industry's challenge to produce quality beef."
Future Angus Stockmen is aimed toward college-age or recent graduates who want to raise high quality Angus-based commercial cattle. The program will offer educational opportunities that teach participants how to thrive in the cattle industry, social networking to connect them with fellow producers and leadership development to instill an entrepreneurial spirit and drive to improve their businesses.
Participants will learn how to use proven information such as expected progeny differences (EPDs) and dollar-value indexes ($Values), while incorporating DNA technology to make data-driven decisions. In partnership with Zoetis, the American Angus Association offers those enrolled in the program a special, reduced rate for GeneMax® Advantage™ and GeneMax Focus™ tests.
Future Angus Stockmen enrollment can be completed at any time, and enrollment forms can be found in the commercial programs section at http://www.angus.org.
–American Angus Association