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Full Schedule for National Junior Angus Show

Monday, July 20

11:00 a.m. Queen’s ReceptionHenderson VillageAngus royalty from across the country will be socializing over a tea “fit for a queen.”Contact: Katie Gazda, 2009 Miss American AngusPhone: 706.248.2618 ♦ Email: kgazda@uga.org

3:30 p.m. Mentoring MixerMcGill MarketplaceNovice (first and second year participants) NJAS exhibitors will be paired with older andmore experienced Angus juniors who will make sure they have a great first experience inPerry, Ga. Their mentors will introduce them to all of the activities and opportunitiesavailable at the NJAS.Contact: Mallory Trosper, NJAA Board Chair

7:00 p.m. Opening CeremoniesReaves ArenaThis ceremony will mark the official beginning of the 2009 NJAS, with anintroduction of state participants. The country act, Lady Antebellum, willprovide entertainment. This will be a great opportunity for candid photos.Contact: Shelia Stannard, publicity coordinator

In addition to scheduled events, the following events and contests occurthroughout the week:

NJAA Herdsmanship Contest—the purpose of this contest is to encourage fellowship andteamwork among state juniors in developing and maintaining a display of cattle and stall area.

It promotes pride and enthusiasm for the state junior organization and rewards those youththat achieve this purpose.

NJAA Sweepstakes Contest—this contest is designed to reward state junior associations fortheir members’ participation in various contests and exhibition of cattle.

Ronald McDonald House Pop-Tab Collection Project—The 2009 NJAS marks the third yearfor the NJAA community service project of pop-tab collection. Last year, juniors collected anoutstanding 655.4 lbs., or approximately 830,392 tabs, to donate. This year they are joiningtogether to break their previous record. Pop-tabs will be collected throughout the week andthe state with the most pounds collected will be recognized at Friday’s awards program.

Trade Show and Silent Auction—the trade show and silent auction will take placeWednesday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon in theReaves Arena Concourse & McGill Marketplace.

Tuesday, July 21

6:30 a.m. Angus Foundation Golf TournamentHouston Lake Country ClubFoundation supporters tee-off for a day of golf to benefit youth.Contact: Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation presidentor Trey Davis, NJAA Foundation Director

7:30 a.m. Prepared Public Speaking ContestRoquemore Conference CenterJuniors present their prepared speeches on Angus and beef industrytopics to a panel of judges. They are evaluated on their knowledge,poise, and presentation.Contact: Robin Ruff, director of junior activitiesor Ann Blumer, NJAA membership director

8:00 a.m. Fitting and Showmanship ClinicCovered ArenaAngus juniors can attend this informative session to better their show ringknowledge. The fitting portion will educate youth on how to prepare theiranimal for the show, while the showmanship clinic helps improve their showring conduct.Contact: Brandon Creamer, NJAA vice chairman

10:30 a.m. Cattle Judging ContestCovered ArenaJuniors try their hand at evaluating Angus cattle at the judging contest. Participants willevaluate both breeding and market cattle.Contact: Robin Ruff, director of junior activitiesor Jary Douglas, University of Georgia Livestock Judging CoachPhone: 706.538.8921 ♦jaryd@uga.edu

1:00 p.m. Certified Angus Beef ® Cook-Off ContestRoquemore Conference CenterAngus youth and adults team up to cook their favorite beef recipes and present them ina fun and entertaining skit. This event is a perfect candid photo opportunity.Contact: Anne Patton Schubert or Anne Lampe, Cook-Off chairs

6:00 p.m. Annual Meeting of the NJAAMiller-Murphy-Howard BuildingDuring the NJAS, new NJAA board members are elected to represent the NJAA. Theannual meeting is an opportunity for members to interview candidates and discuss anypending amendments to the NJAA by-laws.Contact: Robin Ruff, director of junior activitiesor Brandon Creamer, NJAA vice chairman

Wednesday, July 22

8:00 a.m. Trade Show and Silent Auction OpensReaves Arena Concourse & McGill MarketplaceContact: Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation presidentor Larry Bramblett, trade show chairPhone: 706.654.8272 ♦lbangus@hotmail.com

8:00 a.m. Begin ShowReaves ArenaBred-and-Owned HeifersJuniors will show their Angus cattle in competition with other juniors fromacross the nation. This is a great opportunity to photo youth with their cattle.Contact: Shelia Stannard, director of communication and events

12:30 p.m. Extemporaneous Public Speaking ContestRoquemore Conference CenterJuniors will be tested on their Angus knowledge as well as poise and presentationas they give their extemporaneous speeches on issues concerning the Angus breedor beef industry while given a limited time to prepare.Contact: Robin Ruff, director of junior activitiesor Ann Blumer, NJAA membership director

2:30 p.m. Team Sales CompetitionReaves ArenaYouth team up to sell cattle to their customers. This is an opportunity to put theirknowledge to use in real-life industry experiences. Great photo opportunity.Contact: Robin Ruff, director of junior activitiesor Ann Blumer, NJAA membership director

5:00 p.m. American Angus Auxiliary MeetingHeritage HallContact: Michelle Rieff, American Angus Auxiliary president

Thursday, July 23

8:00 a.m. Trade Show and Silent Auction OpensReaves Arena Concourse & McGill MarketplaceContact: Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation presidentor Larry Bramblett, trade show chairPhone: 706.654.8272 ♦lbangus@hotmail.com

8:00 a.m. Begin ShowReaves ArenaSteers, Bred-and-Owned Cow-Calf Pairs, Owned Cow-Calf Pairs,Bred-and-Owned Bulls, and Bred-and-Owned Best Five HeadSimilar to yesterday, today’s show will feature juniors showing a more diverse group ofcattle from steers to cow-calf pairs.Contact: Shelia Stannard, director of communication and events

1:30 p.m. Showmanship Orientation & Photo SessionReaves ArenaShowmanship delegates are briefed on the showmanship contest that will occuron today and Saturday. They will also have a state photo.Contact: Jerry Cassady, regional manager, showmanship coordinatorFollowing Photos Showmanship PreliminariesReaves ArenaEach state can select two members to compete in the National Junior AngusShowmanship Contest. Exhibitors are evaluated on how they handle the animal.Contact: Jerry Cassady, regional manager, showmanship coordinator

3:00 p.m. Team Fitting ContestCovered ArenaThis is a great opportunity to take candid pictures of youth as they work together toproperly fit a calf for the show. Teams consist of junior members from each state.Contact: Robin Ruff, director of junior activitiesor Ann Blumer, NJAA membership director

4:30 p.m. Quiz Bowl FinalsRoquemore Conference CenterTeams of Angus juniors compete against each other in their verbal test of Angus andbeef industry knowledge.Contact: Robin Ruff, director of junior activities

Friday, July 24

8:00 a.m. Trade Show and Silent Auction OpensReaves Arena Concourse & McGill MarketplaceContact: Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation presidentor Larry Bramblett, trade show chairPhone: 706.654.8272 ♦lbangus@hotmail.com

8:00 a.m. Resume ShowReaves ArenaOwned FemalesSimilar to previous shows, juniors will be exhibiting females they have purchased.Contact: Shelia Stannard, director of communications and events

11:00 p.m. Presentation of Advisor of the Year & Honorary Angus Foundation AwardsReaves ArenaFriends of the NJAA will be honored for their service, dedication, and support ofAngus youth. See special releases, pages 20-25, for more information.Contact: Robin Ruff, director of junior activities

3:30 p.m. NJAA ElectionsReaves ArenaState delegates vote on who will be the upcoming leaders of the NJAA.Contact: Robin Ruff, director of junior activities

Friday, July 2

6:30- NJAA Awards Program

8:00 p.m. Reaves ArenaOutstanding Angus youth receive awards for their accomplishments both duringthe year and the week. New NJAA officers and directors are announced.Contact: Shelia Stannard, publicity coordinator

9:00- Junior & Adult Social DanceMidnight Heritage Hall & Roquemore Conference CenterContact: Robin Ruff, director of junior activites

Saturday, July 25

8:00 a.m. Trade Show and Silent Auction OpensReaves Arena Concourse & McGill MarketplaceFinal bids will be placed by 10 a.m. and photos will be taken to of high-selling items.Contact: Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation presidentor Larry Bramblett, trade show chairPhone: 706.654.8272 ♦lbangus@hotmail.com

8:00 a.m. Showmanship Finals and Awards PresentationReaves ArenaFifteen showmanship finalists from Thursday will compete for the prestigious DeanHurlbut Award for top show person. Additional information is attached.Contact: Jerry Cassady, regional manager, showmanship coordinator

9:30 a.m. Resume ShowReaves ArenaOwned Heifers, Announce Premier Breeder, Premier Junior Breeder,Sweepstakes Winners, and Auxiliary Silver Pitcher Presentations.This is the final opportunity to interview or photograph junior exhibitorsshowing their cattle. Today’s show is a continuation of the owned heifer showfrom yesterday. There will also be awards presented.Contact: Shelia Stannard, director of communications and events

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