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More than a jacket: Junior Board President

Kane Aegerter, American Junior Shorthorn Association President


Kane Aegerter (center) with his fellow AJSA board members.

My name is Kane Aegerter from Seward, Nebraska. I am 20 years old, attending Oklahoma State University. Where I am studying Animal Science with a business option.


How long have you been showing your breed for? What made you stick to this breed?

I’ve been showing Shorthorn and ShorthornPlus cattle since I was 7 years old. I grew up around this breed and industry. Ever since I could walk I had a show stick in my hand. The families and the people of this breed is what keeps me coming back year after year excited.


Who’s the biggest role model within your breed?

There are a lot of people who are role models in this breed. It would be impossible and take up way to much space for me to name everyone involved in the Shorthorn Breed.


What’s your favorite memory being part of the junior board?

My favorite memory being on the junior board, besides getting elected, was going to YBIC. It is a conference where all junior boards go, do leadership activities, and get to interact with people of different breeds.


What did it feel like to be elected as president of your board?

Being able to be elected president has been a dream of mine long before I was even elected to the board. It is a great opportunity to give back to the breed that has given my family and I so much. Not to mention all the countless life lessons it has taught me.


What would you tell someone who’s considering running for a junior board?

Do not hesitate. Being apart of any junior association is not only a great resumé builder, but a way to make life long friendships and connections. Being able to give back to your breed is an amazing feeling to be apart of.

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