Developing personal leadership skills is one of the most valuable benefits of being a member of the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA). One event that allows members to develop their leadership skills while building friendships to last a lifetime is the annual NJAA Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference. This year's LEAD is set for Aug. 1-4 in Billings, Mont.
All juniors 14 to 21 years old are encouraged to attend the conference “Take it to the Top.” Juniors will have the opportunity to make new Angus friends, learn about current beef industry issues and tour agricultural and historical sites in Big Sky Country. In addition, the NJAA Board will present interactive workshops that explore the beef industry as well as personal development topics. Tour stops will include prominent auction yards, bull studs, ranches and a rafting trip.
Conference space is limited to 200 participants, so reserve your spot soon. Early registration for juniors, advisors and parents is $175 and due June 15. After this deadline, the rate increases to $200, if space is still available. Registration and release forms are available in the green NJAA information packets that were mailed to all junior members earlier this year and on the NJAA Web site.
For more information about LEAD, visit www.njaa.info or contact the Junior Activities Department at 816-383-5100. LEAD is just one of many programs provided to nearly 11,000 youth members of the American Angus Association® across the United States. LEAD is funded in part through the Angus Foundation, which supports education, youth and research.