Mandan News

Tokach earns awards

Renae Tokach, of Saint Anthony, has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s Bronze and Silver awards.

The 17-year-old daughter of Richard and Kathy Tokach attends Mandan High School and is a member of the NJAA and North Dakota Angus Association, where she served as royalty.

She has participated in county and national shows and showmanship competitions. At the National Junior Angus Show, she has participated in the extemporaneous and public speaking, photography, poster and livestock judging contests. She also attended the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development Conference in 2012.

Tokach has submitted data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records and consigned cattle to the Tokach Angus Ranch Production Sale. She is actively involved in her local 4-H and FFA.

The bronze and silver awards are the first two levels of the NJAA Recognition Program that began in 1972. Junior angus breeders must apply for the awards, then meet point requirements in many areas of participation before receiving the honors. Applicants are evaluated in areas of junior angus association activities and leadership, participation in showmanship, contests and shows, using performance testing to improve their herd and their progress in producing and merchandising Angus cattle.