Theresa Craig, Fort Collins, CO, has qualified for the Bronze Award of the National Junior Angus Association, James Fisher, director of junior activities for the American Angus Association, in St. Joseph, MO, recently announced.
Craig is the 16-year old daughter of Dennis and Carla Craig, and has shown her Angus in numerous shows at the local, state regional and national levels. She has several animals enrolled in the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR) program. In addition, she is a member of the Colorado Junior Angus Association and has been a member of the National Junior Angus Association since 1994.
The Bronze Award is the first of three levels of the National Junior Angus Association 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 the areas of junior Angus association activities, participation in showmanship and leadership competitions, using performance testing to improve their herd and their progress in producing and merchandising Angus cattle.
The National Junior Angus Association promotes the involvement of young people in raising Angus cattle, while also providing leadership and self-development opportunities for its more than 11,000 members nationwide.