NEW AWARD IN 2022
AGJA Junior Breeder of The Year
The 2021-2022 AGJA Board of Directors have given serious thought to serve the tradition of awarding its members who work tirelessly on their herd’s genetics, educating others about the breed, and taking ownership of their skills and knowledge as it pertains to the relevance to the industry. In doing so, the board of directors would like to introduce for the first time, the AGJA Junior Breeder of The Year Award. Determining how best to serve its membership after months of thought and in-depth conversations amongst themselves, the 2021-2022 AGJA Board of Directors is excited to take the traditions, honor, and prestige of the formerly recognized, Premier Breeder contest, and continue its relevance and recognition through this award in the future. The idea behind such award is to retain the opportunity to recognize a junior member who goes above and beyond the call of duty regarding the Gelbvieh breed, their family’s operation, the education of the breed, as well as exemplifying good character and leadership skills amongst their peers. Looking toward the future, the AGJA hopes to continue providing an atmosphere of inclusion, leadership, professional development, and opportunity to all youth.
Nominations will be accepted by all who wish to submit their recommendations on or before April 1, 2022. Once nominations close, the selection committee will invite select individuals to participate in step two of the process including a virtual interview between the candidate and the committee facilitated by the AGA Member and Youth Activities Coordinator at the convenience of the committee and award nominee. A winner will be selected following the interviews and recognized during the 2022 AGJA Annual Awards Banquet sponsored by the American Gelbvieh Foundation taking place at the 2022 AGJA Crossroads Classic on Friday, July 8, 2022.
To submit a nomination form, please first review the parameters of the award below and provide as much detail in your nomination form as you wish.
- Nominations must be submitted no later than April 1, 2022.
- Nominee must be an active member of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association.
- Nominee must be 12 years of age or older as of January 1, 2022.
- An individual may only win the award once.
- An individual may receive more than one nomination.