Tokach earns Junior Angus bronze, silver awards

Farm Forum

Renae Tokach, Saint Anthony, N.D., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Robin Ruff, junior activities director of the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo.

The 17-year-old daughter of Richard and Kathy Tokach attends Mandan High School and is a member of the NJAA and North Dakota Angus Association, where she served as royalty.

She has participated in county and national shows and showmanship competitions. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), she has participated in the extemporaneous and public speaking, photography, poster and livestock judging contests. She also attended the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development Conference in 2012.

She has submitted data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR¨) and consigned cattle to the Tokach Angus Ranch Production Sale. She is actively involved in her local 4-H and FFA.

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.

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.