JRA Board of Directors

2017-2018 Junior Red Angus Board of Directors

Kaitlyn Templeton

Kaitlyn Templeton is a 20-year-old college junior at North Carolina A&T State University where she is studying animal science with a concentration in industry. Kaitlyn’s passion in life is working and interacting with animals. Upon graduation from college, she plans to become an extension agent and continue to raise registered Red Angus cattle. In her first year on the board, Kaitlyn is excited to meet many new juniors who have the same mindset as her and work closely with a board who has a passion for getting juniors involved in the Red Angus industry.

Madison Adams

Madison Adams is an 18- year-old college freshman who resides in West End, North Carolina and attends Sandhills Community College. Madison plans to attend a four-year university to obtain a degree in agriculture education after completion of an Associate’s Degree. Madison works with a registered Red Angus operation located in Aberdeen, North Carolina. Madison held leadership positions in 4-H, FFA, emergency services and church activities during high school. She plans on continuing to volunteer with the 4-H club as college allows. Madison is excited to be serving as the first vice-president on the National Board. She is enthusiastic about building relationships with other junior members and having the opportunity to help those excel in their knowledge of the Red Angus breed and agriculture.

Savannah Howard

Savannah Howard is a 19-year-old college sophomore who resides in New House, North Carolina and attends North Carolina State University where she is majoring in poultry and animal science. Savannah and her family raise and show registered Red Angus and Simmental cattle. During high school, she was an officer for her school’s FFA chapter, played sports and worked with the local large animal veterinarian. In college, Savannah stays busy with the poultry/animal science club, and works at N.C. State’s Dairy Calf Unit. Serving her second year on National Board as second vice president, Savannah is very excited to meet junior members and help plan junior events.

Royce McPhee

Royce McPhee-Bayha is a fourth-generation cattle rancher that lives on 350 head mother cow purebred Red Angus operation.

At just over 19, Royce has been a heavily involved showman since he began his showing career for the first time at the Red Western classic at just eight years old. Royce currently owns a herd of 26 mother cows and continues to focus on raising performance Red Angus. He has successfully consigned bulls and females to various bull tests and consignment sales across the country. He also sells yearling bulls and heifers at his family’s annual sale in September. He is currently enrolled in college, pursuing his agribusiness major.

Genna VanWye

Genna VanWye is a 19-year-old college sophomore at Iowa State University, pursuing a major in animal science. At Iowa State University, Genna is involved in Block and Bridle, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Ambassador program, and the Collegiate Beef Team. She is originally from Lancaster, Missouri where her family raises registered Red Angus and commercial cattle. Genna is looking forward to serving the JRA for a third year, as President. She’s excited to meet new Red Angus members at state, regional, and national events and have an impact on the skills and knowledge they gain.

Interested in serving on the National Junior Red Angus Board of Directors? Download the requirements and application below.

JRA Board Application
JRA Board Handbook