Missouri’s Strackeljahn Chosen as AGJA Ambassador for 2021-2022
Lincoln, Nebraska – Congratulations to Kate Strackeljahn, Saint James, Missouri, for being selected as the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) ambassador for 2021-2022. Strackeljahn is a 7th Grader at St. James Middle School in Saint James.
In addition to her new role as ambassador, she is actively involved in her local Country Kids 4-H Club, where she served as Secretary from 2018-2019 and currently serves as the Royal 4-H Club secretary. Aside from showing cattle, Kate is an active participant in the poultry project and the local livestock and horse judging teams. An honor roll student, Kate was a 2020 state-level qualifier finishing in the top 15 within the state of Missouri for Math League.
“At my first classic in Springfield, Mo., I learned that this association is not just about showing cattle, it is about growing youth to sustain and grow the Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics. I learned that the American Gelbvieh Junior Association is one big family. I want to improve my leadership skills and serve this great association,” Strackeljahn says.
The AGJA created the ambassador program to encourage and support youth development in the breed’s activities. The ambassador will represent the AGJA at Gelbvieh functions throughout the year, including shows at the local, regional, state, and national levels.
We wish Kate luck in her role as the 2021-2022 AGJA Ambassador!
The American Gelbvieh Junior Association is the junior division of the American Gelbvieh Association. The AGJA provides members up to 21 years of age the opportunity to participate in youth activities.