American Junior Shorthorn Association elects new board

Farm Forum

OMAHA, Neb. — The 2014 National Junior Shorthorn Show and Conference was held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 23 through June 28. Junior voting delegates took part in electing three members to the American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJSA) Board of Directors, with new and retiring board members electing new AJSA officers.

2014-15 AJSA Board of Directors are as follows:

• President Dustin Smith, Decorah, Iowa, is currently attending Iowa State University, double majoring in Agricultural Systems Technology and Agronomy. He is the son of Eric and Dainna Smith.

• Vice President Tyler Pierson, Watertown, Minnesota, a sophomore at South Dakota State University majoring in Animal Science and Agricultural Economics. Pierson is the 19-year-old son of Tom and Sherri Pierson.

• Secretary Haley Alden, Hamilton, Missouri is the 19-year-old daughter of Ron and Judy Aden. She currently attends the University of Missouri where she is studying Agribusiness Management.

• Public Relations Officer Mackenzie Cash, Beloit, Wisconsin, is the 21-year-old daughter of Anthony and Cheryl Nickels. She is a senior at University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Animal Science.

• Director-Brooke Pearson, Tea, South Dakota, is the 21-year-old daughter of Brad and Bev Pearson. She currently attends South Dakota State University where she studies Animal Science.

• Director Marshall Allison, Hookstown, Penn., is the 20-year-old son of Michael and Sharon Allison. He is currently attending Penn State University, majoring in Animal Science.

• Re-elected to the board as a director, Gerritt Pearson of Tea, South Dakota, is the19-year-old son of Brad and Bev Pearson. He attends South Dakota State University where he is majoring in pre-chiropractic.

• Newly elected director, Kendra Davis, Glenville, Minnesota, is the 18-year-old daughter of Lance and Sharon Davis. She attends South Dakota State University where she majors in Animal Science.

• Newly elected to the board, Mitchell Smith, Pendleton, Indiana, is the 19-year-old son of Neal and Jennifer Smith. Smith is a sophomore at Purdue University majoring in Agricultural Economics.

• Retiring from the junior board, fulfilling their terms are President Ashley Vogel, Hartley, Iowa and Vice-President Joseph O’Sullivan, Maple Lake, Minnesota.