REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Nominations are sought for four awards to be presented at the annual meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc. in Amarillo, Texas, June 24-29, 2013.
Any lifetime member of the AJCA can nominate qualified persons for these awards.
The Master Breeder Award is bestowed annually upon a living AJCA member, family, partnership, or corporation, who has bred outstanding animals for many years and thereby has made a notable contribution to the advancement of the Jersey breed in the United States.
The Distinguished Service Award is bestowed upon as many living AJCA members and/or members’ families, who have rendered outstanding and unselfish service for many years and thereby have made a notable contribution to the advancement of the Jersey breed in the United States.
The AJCA-NAJ Award for Meritorious Service is bestowed annually upon a living individual, who has made a notable contribution to the advancement of the Jersey breed and the livelihood of Jersey owners in the United States through research, education, development, marketing, or other significant activities of the allied dairy industry.
The Young Jersey Breeder Awards are bestowed annually upon as many living AJCA members and/or members’ families, who merit recognition. Nominees must be active members of the American Jersey Cattle Association and must be at least 28 years of age but not more than 40 years of age. Selection is based upon expertise in dairy farming and Jersey cattle breeding; participation in AJCA and NAJ programs; and leadership in Jersey and other dairy and agricultural organizations.
All nomination materials must be postmarked or received electronically on or before Jan. 15, 2013. Forms may be requested from Paula England at 614-322-4469 or pengland<\@>usjersey.com. Forms are also available on the USJersey website at www.usjersey.com/Reference/calendar.htm.