The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA) recently selected Jana Owen of Taft as one its 2019 Youth Ambassadors.
Owen is the 17-year-old daughter of Dan and Charlotte Owen of Lincoln County. She is the fourth generation to live and work on her family’s cattle operation where they operate a registered Shorthorn cow-calf operation.
Owen is involved in 4-H and FFA at Lincoln County High School where she is a junior. She has been a member of several successful livestock, dairy, poultry and meat judging teams.
Melinda Perkins, Director of Youth Programs and Outreach, is eager to work with Owen this year.
“I am excited to work with Jana and the other Youth Ambassadors this year. Jana’s tenure in 4-H and FFA has no doubt equipped her with the necessary skill set to serve others. I look forward to seeing the new and creative ideas she presents.”
“I am so thankful for this opportunity to lead and represent the youth members of the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association,” said Owen. “I am looking forward to planning a lot of fun events for our youth and spreading my passion of the cattle industry this year.”
The purpose of the TCA Youth Ambassadors is to promote the well-being of the cattle industry, to further encourage youth involvement and cooperation in the cattle industry. 2020 TCA Youth Ambassador applications will be available in Fall 2019.
TCA was founded in 1985 and has more than 7,000 members from across the state and the southeast. The organization works to provide the cattlemen of Tennessee with an organization through which they may function collectively to protect their interests and work toward the solution of cattle industry problems and to build the necessary goodwill that will bring both governmental esteem and recognition to the industry.