Lessons in Leadership: Late Bloomer Shares Love for Learning

It’s never too late to get involved in leadership positions. That is the message that Chris Cassady, Ph.D.,Technical Sales Field Manager for BioZyme® Inc., shares with young people who want to get involved, but think they have missed the opportunity. Cassady was active in the Illinois and National Junior Angus Associations, showing cattle across the […]

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Lessons in Leadership: Advisor Exposes Youth to Bigger World

Some people are born leaders, regardless of if they seek a position of leadership or not. But as a young girl from rural Iowa, Lindsey Broek wasn’t even aware of the possibilities that existed for her. Although she grew up on her family’s small Charolais operation and was involved in 4-H, she admits that softball […]

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Lessons in Leadership: Conference Attendee Finds Passion in Leading

“It’s not about the role. It’s about the goal.”   That is how Lauren McMillan defines leadership. As a junior at the University of Illinois studying Agricultural Leadership with a concentration in Agribusiness and Media, this young livestock enthusiast knows a thing or more about being a leader. She caught the bug for leadership when she attended her […]

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Sure Champ Leaders “Made” by Attending Youth Conferences

Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi is credited with saying “Leaders are made, they are not born.” This summer, 10 young livestock enthusiasts had the opportunity to make memories while becoming leaders for their breeds and states.  Members of the Sure Champ® Leadership Team attended the National Junior Angus Association Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) […]

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2021 Sure Champ Leadership Team

Applications for the 2021 Sure Champ Leadership Team are NOW OPEN!! Last year we launched this program in an effort to support young people in the industry who strive to enhance their leadership skills. This year we will once again be offering 10, $500 scholarships to students who are looking for ways to offset the […]

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Young Leaders Exemplify Success

2020. It’s the year that most want to put in their rearview. Events were cancelled or cut short, school moved from in-person to online, and face coverings and social distancing became the new norm. However, one group of young people didn’t let 2020 squelch their opportunities. If anything, the first ever Sure Champ® Leadership Team […]

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