When it comes to leadership development, it's more than just showing up. It's about gaining industry knowledge, strengthening communication skills and learning the value of teamwork. That is exactly what Angus youth learned while attending the 2013 Raising the Bar conference at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.
National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) members met April 11- 14 to participate in the premier leadership-training event.
"The Raising the Bar conferences give our junior members the opportunity to expand their horizons and truly 'raise the bar' on what they can accomplish," says Robin Ruff, American Angus Association director of junior activities.
Taylor Duckett, New Liberty, and Tara Gray, Toledo, representing the Iowa Junior Angus Association were among several Angus youth at the 2013 National Junior Angus Association Raising the Bar Officers Training, April 11-14 in Manhattan, Kan.
Photo by Bryanne Duckett,
American Angus Association.
Throughout the weekend, 45 Angus junior leaders, officers and advisors from 11 state junior Angus associations participated in activities geared toward building stronger leaders, and developing friendships.
They toured Kansas State University and area Angus operations, heard from motivational speakers, participated in industry-related workshops and made time for fun activities, including bowling at the University campus.