Youth attend LEAD Conference in California

These juniors represented North Carolina at the 2023 LEAD (Leaders Engaged in Angus Development) Conference, Aug. 3-6 in Modesto, California. Pictured, from left are Marcie Harward, Richfield; Madalyn Carpenter, Wadesboro; Ava Wood, Willow Spring; Shane Kendall, Magnolia; Emma Vanhoy and Hannah Vanhoy, both of Catawba; and Mary Wood, Willow Spring. A total of 132 juniors from 28 states and Canada attended the conference, “Kickin’ it in Cali,” where they enhance leadership and interpersonal skills while learning more about the beef industry. (Photo by Peyton Schmitt, American Angus Association)