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Future Angus Stockmen
Scholarship Awarded

Catie Wharton, Syracuse, Kan., selected as this year’s $1,000 scholarship recipient.

The American Angus Association launched the Future Angus Stockmen program to encourage the next generation of commercial cattle producers. This program awards a $1,000 scholarship annually thanks to support from Allflex.

Future Angus Stockman

Catie Wharton, Syracuse, Kan., was presented the Future Angus Stockmen Scholarship Nov. 6 during the American Angus Association’s Awards Recognition Breakfast. Pictured are (from left) Ginette Gottswiller, Association director of commercial programs; Catie Wharton, recipient; Scott Holt, Allflex North American marketing manager and sponsor representative; and Allen Moczygemba, American Angus Association CEO.

Catie Wharton, Syracuse, Kan., was awarded the scholarship during the 2017 Angus Convention in Fort Worth, Texas.

Wharton is a freshman at Texas Tech University studying animal science with an emphasis in production. She fell in love with the beef industry as a young girl raising her first Angus bucket calf and now aspires to become a beef producer.

Wharton has served as treasurer, vice president and president in her county 4-H program and has taken grand champion accolades in beef, sheep, horse and photography projects. During her 4-H and FFA careers, Wharton has learned the value of utilizing high-quality Angus genetics.

“Using genetics on the ranch is important because the cattle have to fit their environment while producing the product that the consumer wants,” Wharton says.

Future Angus Stockmen participants can enroll each year and take advantage of Association programs such as the Beef Records Service (BRS), MaternalPlus®, AngusSource® or AngusSource Genetic at a reduced cost. Honorees also receive incentives for genomic testing.

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