Undergraduate students encouraged to apply for the $1,000 scholarship by Sept. 30.
The American Angus Association launched the Future Angus Stockmen program earlier this year to help equip the next generation of commercial cattle producers with the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. Thanks to generous support from Allfex USA, the Future Angus Stockmen program will award a $1,000 scholarship to a young man or woman involved in the commercial Angus business.
“We are incredibly grateful to Allflex for sponsoring the first-ever scholarship through Future Angus Stockmen,” says Ginette Gottswiller, Association director of commercial programs. “This is a fantastic opportunity for any young cattle producer with an interest in building their future in the commercial Angus business, in addition to the many benefits associated with the Future Angus Stockmen program.”
The winner will be notified in October 2015, and the scholarship presented during the Angus Means Business National Convention & Trade Show, Nov. 3-5 in Overland Park, Kan. Applications will be judged on the participant’s future agriculture career path, passion for beef cattle and leadership experiences within the industry.
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, 2012). 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. 30. Reference the application for more instructions on how to apply.
About Future Angus Stockmen
The American Angus Association launched Future Angus Stockmen 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.
There are two options when enrolling in the Future Angus Stockmen program. Participants can choose to enroll 15 or 30 head, and receive substantial cost savings for valuable programs, such as GeneMax Focus™ DNA tests, AngusSource® or AngusSource Genetic, and MaternalPlus® or Beef Record Service enrollment.
For more information on Future Angus Stockmen or the scholarship opportunity, visit www.angus.org.