JRA Round-Up Changes Dates to Expand Youth Opportunities

It’s time to mark your calendars for the annual Junior Red Angus Association’s (JRA) Round-Up event on June 22-27, 2015 in Bismarck, N.D. Themed “From the Badlands to the Bison,” JRA members from across the United States and Canada will come together to build friendships, gain industry knowledge and develop leadership skills. 
 
“The JRA prioritizes educational and leadership growth opportunities for youth,” said Dawn Bernhard, junior programs coordinator. “By changing the dates for the 2015 Round-Up, junior Red Angus enthusiasts will have expanded choices for Red Angus-focused events and may include the uniqueness of Round-Up in their summer plans.”
 
Juniors who attend the annual event will have the opportunity to compete in a variety of contests, travel across the state, and learn how the agricultural industry in North Dakota differs from their home states’. Highlights for the 2015 Round-Up include visits to Red Angus ranches, commercial cattle ranches that utilize Red Angus genetics, North Dakota State University’s agricultural department, as well as an afternoon in the historic North Dakota city, Medora.
 
“Round-Up is definitely my favorite event that the JRA holds because it is never the same,” said JRA Board President, Rachel Davis. “Each year holds a new educational adventure and a new opportunity to meet people. I can’t wait to see what Round-Up 2015, Badlands to Bison, will hold for the JRA.” 
 
Dates for the 2016 Round-Up, hosted on the east coast, have been set for Tuesday, June 21 through Sunday, June 26
For more information on the 2015 Round-Up or for a recap of events from this year, visit redangus.org.  
 
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) serves the beef industry by enhancing and promoting the competitive advantages of Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced cattle. The RAAA provides commercial producers with the most objectively described cattle in the industry by seeking and implementing new technologies based on sound scientific principles that measure traits of economic importance. For more information, visit redangus.org.

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For more information, contact:
Red Angus Association of America, Communication Coordinator
(940) 387-3502 • media@redangus.org
 

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