Anita Russell Achievement Award – DUE NOV 1
The Iowa Angus Auxiliary is again offering this award to be given to Iowa Junior Angus members who participate and achieve in the educational events at the National Junior Angus Show. The Anita Russell Achievement Award has been initiated in honor of Anita’s support and dedication to the Iowa Angus Auxiliary and Junior associations.
Anita Osburn Russell was born and raised in Bedford, Iowa. She was a charter member of the Auxiliary, and served as their president in 1958. Her husband, H.K. Russell was a former secretary to the Iowa Angus Association. They were both big enthusiasts and great supporters of the Iowa Junior Angus Association.
This award will be given to the top two point accumulating Juniors in these categories at the National Junior Angus Show:
- LEAD Conference
- Graphic Design
- Beef Science Poster
- Public Speaking
- Extemporaneous Speaking
- Team Sales
- Team Marketing
- Team Fitting
- CAB Cook-off
- Quiz Bowl
- Career Development
Scoring in each category:
- 1st place 11 points
- 2nd place 9 points
- 3rd place 7 points
- 4th place 5 points
- 5th place 3 points
- Participant 1 point
- Attends LEAD Conference 10 points
The highest scoring Junior will receive an award and a certificate. The second place Junior will receive a certificate. Forms are available from committee chairperson Mary Greiman or on the back of this page. Submission deadline is November 1st. This award will be presented during the Junior Awards at the Winter Beef Expo Banquet.
Our sincere thanks to Anita’s family for sponsoring this award.
The Iowa Angus Auxiliary is pleased to recognize and award Iowa Juniors who excel with their Angus cattle projects. We understand how much time and effort it takes to attain these achievements. These awards are presented in February at the Iowa Angus Association State Banquet. Winners will receive notification and instructions for attending the banquet.
BE SURE TO FILL OUT THE ACCOMPANYING FORM and send it by OCTOBER 1st to: (The award year runs from October 1st to September 30th.)
1960 200th St.
Garner, IA 50438
Plaques will be awarded to Iowa girls and boys who exhibit:
A. A Grand Champion or Reserve Champion, a division champion or reserve division champion Angus HEIFER, STEER, BULL, COW-CALF, or are Champion or Reserve Champion SHOWMAN at these Shows:
- Iowa State Fair (open class, 4-H or FFA) and Surrounding State Fair’s (open class)
- Iowa Junior Angus Preview (Jr. Show)
- Iowa Angus Premier (Open Show)
- Iowa Beef Expo (Jr. Show)
- All of the State’s district association Shows: Mt. Ayr, Southeast, Eastern, NC/NE
IOWA JUNIOR BEEF BREEDS SHOWS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE
B. First Place, Division Champion, or Division Reserve Champion, Grand or Reserve Grand Champion HEIFER, STEER, BULL, or COW/CALF or Champion or Reserve Champion SHOWMAN at these shows:
- American Angus Futurity, Louisville
- Ak-Sar-Ben, Omaha
- American Royal, Kansas City
- National Western Stock Show, Denver
- North American Livestock Show, Louisville
- National Junior Angus Show
- Regional Junior Angus Show’s
- World Beef Expo
Nominate all your Iowa bred and shown bulls and heifers for the Iowa Angus Animal of the Year award
Find out more at https://www.angus.org/njaa/home/awards