Angus names new director of junior activities

Farm Forum

The American Angus Association is pleased to welcome Jaclyn Upperman as the new director of junior activities. Upperman will lead nearly 6,000 active National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) members from all parts of the United States and Canada.

A Pennsylvania native, Upperman was an active NJAA member and was a NJAA Board of Director from 2009 to 2011. She also served as junior chair for the 2011 National Junior Angus Show held in Harrisburg, Pa.

In her position, Upperman will help plan and manage the premier event of the beef industry, the National Junior Angus Show; serve as advisor for the NJAA Board of Directors; arrange annual Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conferences; coordinate youth leadership events including Raising the Bar; and work with members of the Angus community.


Prior to her employment at Angus, Upperman represented the American Chianina Association as the Director of Activities and Junior Programs, and editor of the American Chianina Journal.

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