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The future of the Maine-Anjou breed lies within our junior members.                                                  

The Alberta Junior Maine-Anjou Association hosts their annual show every July during Red Deer
Westerner Days. We have conformation, showmanship, and skills components which eager juniors
participate in, as well as our "Pail Bunter" Pee Wee program. The junior program focuses on developing the Maine-
Anjou breeders of tomorrow.

Every year the Alberta association provides awards to 4-H members who show Maine-Anjou
steer and female projects. The goal is to encourage the continued use of Maine-Anjou genetics
in the 4-H member's projects.


The Alberta Maine-Anjou Association is a proud supporter of the Alberta 4-H program.
We are pleased to recognize each 4-H member showing a Maine-Anjou or Maine-Anjou Influen
ce steer, carcass or female project with a promotional gift. Club leaders can use the downloadable Word (application form 2015.docx)or PDF document (application form 2015.pdf) to make your request. If the request is made prior to the club’s achievement day or inter-club show and sale, please forward the results to the e-mail address provided. The association uses this information in their promotion of the breed.

Members are asked to forward pictures of their projects to be posted on the website. Only the members’ first names will be used unless it is otherwise specified.

4-H members showing female projects are encouraged to join the Alberta Junior Maine-Anjou Association and participate in the annual show in July at the Red Deer Westerner Days. Junior members participate in conformation, showmanship, show team judging, grooming, print marketing, photography and industry quiz. The Grand Champion females in both purebred and influence divisions qualify for UFA Youth Supreme Quest. As well, aggregate winners qualify to participate in the National Young Cattleman competition held every August.

Summer Synergy (http://www.summersynergy.ca), held in Olds, provides another opportunity for juniors with Maine-Anjou livestock to exhibit their cattle and compete for awards and scholarships through the Calgary Stampede International Youth Livestock program. Purebred and MaineTainer classes are offered as well as a full complement of skills competitions held alongside the Provincial 4-H Beef Heifer Show.

We can no longer use the government courier system to distribute the awards; they will either be mailed or delivered where feasible. Please ensure that all the information is included on the request. Additionally, use one line for each project per member. Feel free to call or e-mail with any questions you may have.

Della Wise-Whelan
P.O. Box 148
Irricana, AB T0M 1B0
djwwhelan@gmail.com
403-935-4226




National Junior Maine-Anjou Scholarship

The National Junior Maine-Anjou Association has a $500 scholarship to award to a deserving junior this year! Please see the criteria below for eligibility information.

Application Deadline: November 1st, 2015
The winner will be announced at Farmfair International 2015.

If you are eligible to apply for this years' scholarship, please contact Mandi Morris for an application at mandimorris19@gmail.com or 403-818-0482.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Must be a National Junior Maine-Anjou Association member and have attended one meeting in the year applied
  • Graduated Grade 12 and be attending post-seconday education in year applied (Apprenticeship, Diploma, or Degree)
  • Must have competed in the National Junior Maine-Anjou Junior Show during Red Deer Westerner Days in the year applied
  • The successful applicant must not have received the National Junior Maine-Anjou Scholarship the previous year.
SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Involved in extracurricular activities
  • Has demonstrated leadership
  • Career goals
  • Has suggested an essay topic for 2016
  • Judged on your written essay

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