Talon internship applications due Dec. 1

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Farm Forum

A new internship opportunity through the Angus Foundation and the Angus/Talon Youth Education Learning Program will pair a motivated youth with the Maher Angus Ranch in South Dakota to give a valuable hands-on educational experience for an eight- to 10-week term during summer 2017.

Applications are available online and due back to the education and events department Dec. 1. College sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent college graduates who do not exceed the age of 25 on date of application, and who are majoring in an agriculture-related field of study will be eligible to apply for this internship position.

Applications from a Talon Scholarship recipient, past or present, or a National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) or Association member in good standing will be given first preference for this internship.

Cam Cooper of Talon Ranch, who was a staunch supporter of agriculture’s youth, set up the Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Endowment Fund.

“Cam’s vision for the Talon Youth Educational Learning Program was for it to be a holistic experience for students. They could come into the program as an undergraduate scholarship recipient — with the opportunity to continue through graduate school — and get real-world experience through this internship. She was a true champion for our Angus youth,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president.

The partnership will benefit both the ranch and the intern by providing an educational experience and enthusiastic fresh perspective for both parties.

For more information or to apply for the internship, visit www.angusfoundation.org or www.angus.org/njaa.