Reagan Skow, Palisade, Neb., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Clark, education and events director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.
The 16-year-old daughter of Brian and Tiffany Stoller attends Wauneta-Palisade High School and is a member of the NJAA and the Nebraska Junior Angus Association, where she serves as director.
She has participated in state and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Reagan participated in the extemporaneous speaking, quiz bowl, livestock judging and team sales contests and the All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off. She also participated in the mentoring program in 2010 and 2011. In 2016 she served as a voting delegate. She was also a participant in the 2015 and 2016 Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conferences.
Reagan has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) and has consigned cattle at the Bear Mountain Angus Annual Sales.
The Bronze and Silver awards are the first two levels of the NJAA Recognition Program that began in 1972. Junior Angus breeders must apply for the awards, then meet point requirements in many areas of participation before receiving the honors. 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 6,000 active members nationwide.