Shorthorn offers opportunity to travel abroad

Farm Forum

OMAHA, Neb. – Are you interested in learning more about the Shorthorn industry “down under”? Now is your chance to serve as the Australian Ambassador for the American Shorthorn Association (ASA). The ASA is providing the opportunity for one individual to travel to Australia to learn about rural Australia and the Shorthorn breed. While in Australia, the individual will stay with Shorthorn breeders and learn more about their operations.

The program is a joint effort of the ASA and the Shorthorn Society of Australia which alternates each year to provide one individual, from either the United States or Australia to travel abroad to the partnering country.

Eligible individuals must be a member of the ASA or American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJSA) and age 18-25.

Gwen Crawford, ASA director of junior activities, believes this international travel experience is one not to pass on.

“I would highly encourage any of our members that fit the criteria, are open to new experiences and enjoy meeting new people to apply for this is a once in a lifetime experience,” she said. “It always amazes me to see the growth and excitement in the individuals that participate when they arrive back from their six month journey. Even their families comment on the difference it makes in their lives,” she added.

If you are interested in serving as the Australian Ambassador, please send a resume and letter of interest along with a list of cattle events you have participated in by June 3, 2013 to: American Shorthorn Association, Attn: Gwen Crawford, 8288 Hascall Street, Omaha, NE 68124.

For questions or more information, please contact Gwen Crawford at 402-393-7200.