Shaye Koester is 19 years old and from Steele, North Dakota. She is the daughter of Steve and Tracey Koester. She graduated from Kidder County High School and attends the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in animal science. Throughout high school Shaye was active in FFA, 4-H, volleyball, drama and theater, Student Council, Sources of Strength Student Leaders, JRA and the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. Shaye raises registered and commercial Red Angus cattle and looks forward to serving on the board. She is passionate about the Red Angus breed and wants to encourage other members to become more knowledgeable and gain leadership skills in the beef industry.