The Leaders Engaged in Angus Development conference, commonly known as LEAD, is a four-day event that brings together National Junior Angus Association members from across the nation to learn about leadership development, teamwork and what life is like in other parts of the country. This year, more than 130 NJAA members traveled to Philadelphia from July 31 through Aug. 3 to take part in the annual event sponsored by the Angus Foundation. At right are NJAA members who represented California at the LEAD Conference. Front row from left are Macy Perry of Prather, Mikenzi Meyers of Madera, Sydney Schnoor of Chowchilla; Shayne Myers of Colusa and Emily Piland of Rescue. Back row from left are Tyler Coleman of Modesto, Tyler Tasker of Martinez and Rex Roseman of Loomis. A total of 138 juniors from 26 states and Canada attended the conference, “Forefathers & Farmers,” where they enhance leadership and interpersonal skills while learning more about the beef industry.