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Meghan Blythe honored with the Bronze and Silver pins


Meghan Blythe, White City, Kan., has earned the National Junior Angus Association's Bronze and Silver Awards, according to Robin Ruff, junior activities director of the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo.

Meghan is a member of the Kansas Junior Angus Association and serves as its current treasurer. She has participated in the NJAA mentoring program in addition to regional and national Leaders Engaged in Angus Development Conferences. Meghan has shown her cattle on the county, state and national levels. At the National Junior Angus Show, Meghan has participated in the photography, poster, public speaking, livestock judging and quiz bowl contests as well as the All-American Certified Angus Beef Cook-off. The lifetime member of the NJAA submits weaning and yearling weights to Angus Herd Improvement Records, conducts performance tests on bulls and bred a Pathfinder cow, Blythes Ann 9425 M. Megan has consigned several head of Angus to the Lyons Ranch Production Sale in the past five years.

The 18-year-old daughter of Duane Blythe and Debbie Lyons-Blythe is a senior at White City High School and plans to attend Kansas State University in the fall. Megan has won the 4-H Key Award and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Beef Industry National Scholarship.

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 and 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 nearly 7,000 active members nationwide.

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