The election of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) Board of Directors was held at the 2022 AGJA Crossroads Classic in Salina, Kansas on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. AGJA members elected four candidates to serve two-year terms.
The AGJA Board of Directors is comprised of nine AGJA members and one ex-officio member. Directors serve two-year terms and must be 16 years of age as of January 1 and may not have reached his or her 20th birthday as of January 1.
Newly elected board members are Isabel Lowe, of Adrian, Missouri, daughter of Raymond and Melissa Lowe; Drew Stock, of Waukon, Iowa, son of Mark and Stacy Stock; and Gentry Warner, of Arapahoe, Nebraska, daughter of Dan and Kate Warner. Re-elected for a second two-year term was Preston Dunn, of Saint John, Kansas, son of Brian and Carolyn Dunn.
The board also elected individuals to serve in leadership positions on the 2022-2023 executive committee. Jaycie Forbes, De Smet, South Dakota, daughter of Troy and Pam Forbes, was elected president. Madalynn Welsh, Franklin, Nebraska, daughter of Bryan and Gina Welsh, was re-elected vice president. Sadie Morris, Batesville, Mississippi, daughter of Jason and Susan Morris, was elected vice president of leadership development. Lily Judd, Pomona, Kansas, daughter of Nick and Ginger Judd was elected secretary and Preston Dunn was elected treasurer. Rachelle Anderson, Jamestown, Kansas, daughter of Robert and Charlotte Anderson was elected ex-officio.
Jaylea Pope, Ravenna, Nebraska, daughter of Jeff and Jeanne Pope will complete the second year of her first term on the board.
Retiring members of the 2021-2022 AGJA Board of Directors were Alexx Starr, Stapleton, Nebraska, daughter of Scott and Raberta Starr; Cody Forbes, De Smet, South Dakota, son of Troy and Pam Forbes; and Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, Missouri, daughter of Brad and Amy Rumfelt.
The American Gelbvieh Junior Association is the junior division of the American Gelbvieh Association. The AGJA provides members up to 21 years of age the opportunity to participate in youth activities.
The American Gelbvieh Junior Association elected directors and officers for 2022-2023 during its junior national show in Salina, Kansas. Front row (left to right): Lily Judd, Pomona, Kansas; Madalynn Welsh, Franklin, Nebraska.; Jaycie Forbes, De Smet, South Dakota.; Sadie Morris, Batesville, Mississippi; Preston Dunn, St. John, Kansas; Back row (left to right): Gentry Warner, Arapahoe, Nebraska; Jaylea Pope, Ravenna, Nebraska; Drew Stock, Waukon, Iowa; Isabel Lowe, Adrian, Missouri; Rachelle Anderson, Jamestown, Kansas.
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