Talon Youth Education Learning Program Internships Coming Summer 2017

Cam Cooper’s vision of leaving a legacy lives on through Talon Youth Education Learning Program.


'Cam' Cooper Talon internship becomes reality

Camron “Cam” Cooper of Talon Ranch, loved the land and Angus cattle. She believed in educating young people and promoting the future of the beef industry. Cam believed that if she didn’t help young people she wouldn’t have a legacy to leave, so she set up the Angus/Talon Youth Education Learning Program Endowment Fund in 2009 which was designed to be a holistic educational experience for students.


Cam’s legacy will continue to live on in 2017 with a new internship opportunity which will pair motivated Angus youth with working registered-Angus breeders/ranches to give youth valuable education and work experience during the summer months.


The internship will begin in mid-May and conclude mid-August, with some variation in the starting and ending dates taking into consideration availability of the student and host Angus breeder.


Applications for Talon scholarship recipients will be available June 15, and applications for host breeders are available below. Both applications for Talon scholarship recipients and host breeders are due to the education and events department by September 15, 2016.


College sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent college graduates who do not exceed the age of 25 on date of application, majoring in an agricultural related field of study will be eligible to apply for this internship position(s) with first preference being given to recipient(s) of the Talon undergraduate and/or graduate scholarship programs should they wish to be considered. Applicants must be in good standing with either the American Angus Association or the National Junior Angus Association.


To learn more about Cam’s story visit https://www.youtube.watch?v=Spcxu9ThWps for a special “I am Angus” remembering Cam Cooper.


Student Application


For more information please contact Milford Jenkins, president, Angus Foundation (816)383-5100 or by email at mjenkins@angusfoundation.org or Chelsey Smith, assistant director of events and education, (816)383-5149 or by email at csmith@angus.org.


About Angus Foundation


Established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1980, the Angus Foundation remains focused on its mission to support Angus education, youth and research. The organization has presented more than $2.4 million in youth scholarships since 1998, and has also invested more than $1 million in beef cattle research throughout the past decade.


To learn more about the Angus Foundation and the programs it supports, call the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or visit www.angusfoundation.org.