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AJSA names Appreciation Award recipient

JUNIOR APPRECIATION AWARD--At the 2010 National Junior Shorthorn Show in Louisville, Ky., the American Junior Shorthorn Association Board of Directors named Kent Jaecke of Edmond, Okla., as the recipient of the Junior Appreciation Award. Shown from left to right are Karl Miller, Ill.; James Sullivan, Iowa; Kent Jaecke, Okla.; Emily Moore, Ill.; Cassie Hoblyn, Neb.; Logan Plate, Neb. (ASA photo.)

At the 2010 National Junior Shorthorn Show in Louisville, Ky., the American Junior Shorthorn Association named the recipient of the Junior Appreciation Award. This year's recipient was Kent Jaecke of Edmond, Okla. Every year at the National Shorthorn Show, the AJSA Board of Directors recognizes an individual for their dedication to the junior association by the Junior Appreciation Award.

Jaecke was selected as this year's recipient because of his efforts to go out of his way to help with fundraising activities for the AJSA, such as the Funding the Future Sale, as well as serve as the official announcer for Shorthorn Junior National Shows and events for several years. He is always encouraging the juniors to step outside of their comfort zone and dream big. His generosity and support are noticed by many throughout the industry. There is no question this individual has one of the most recognizable laughs and his unique style and antics during a sale always keep you on the edge of your seat. The AJSA was proud to recognize everyone's favorite K-State Wildcat.

The mission of the ASA is to contribute to the profitability and quality of life of its members and their customers by maintaining, protecting the vulnerability and enhancing the value of the herd book and performance database for Shorthorn cattle. The ASA is headquartered in Omaha, Neb., and was founded in 1872 with herd book records going back to 1822. As one of the oldest American breed associations, the ASA provides services for more than 6,000 junior and senior members who register nearly 18,000 cattle annually. The American Junior Shorthorn Association promotes personal development through youth activities and educational events. The AJSA is dedicated to the betterment of its members, promotes valuable skills, and fosters friendships that will last a lifetime. To learn more, contact the ASA office or visit www.shorthorn.org.

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