Rosalind Kidwell, Gentryville, Ind., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Silver award, according to Caitlyn Brandt, events and junior activities director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Kidwell is the 16-year-old daughter of Jud and Carla Kidwell. She is a member of the NJAA and the Indiana Junior Angus Association, where she has served as director.
She has participated in state, regional and national shows. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Kidwell participated in the career development, quiz bowl, creative writing and Skill-A-Thon contests and the All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off. She also participated in the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conference in 2021.
Kidwell has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®).
The Silver award is the second level of the NJAA Recognition Program that began in 1972. Junior Angus breeders must apply for the award, then meet point requirements in many areas of participation before receiving the honor. 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 the nearly 4,500 active members nationwide.
— Written by Lea Ann Maudlin, Angus Communications