The purpose of the North American Limousin Junior Association is to develop knowledgeable, motivated beef industry leaders, while promoting the Limousin breed through fellowship, leadership and education.
A one-time membership fee and an annual activity fee opens NALJA membership to anyone age 21 and younger. NALJA members enjoy special member rates on all registrations and other NALF services, receive the NALJA News newsletter, and take part in setting the direction of NALJA through an annual meeting.
NALJA members may participate in NALJA leadership conferences – such as the POWER conference – as well as the national junior show and regional shows during the summer.
NALJA sponsors 3 regional shows – Eastern, Western, and Heartland, and the national junior show – National Junior Limousin Show & Congress.
The North American Limousin Junior Association and the American Gelbvieh Junior Association team up to host the biannual POWER conference for Limousin and Gelbvieh junior members.
POWER stands for Peers Organizing Winning Effective Results
This 4-day leadership conference is open to members of both junior associations, ages 14-21 as of January 1. It includes leadership workshops, motivational speakers, and industry tours.
The focus of the conference is to increase the young leaders’ knowledge of the industry and organization, build leadership skills, and strengthen relationships between the next generation of the Gelbvieh and Limousin breeds.
Previous POWER Conference Locations
2016 POWER “Forging Friendships in the Flint Hills
August 4-7 – Manhattan, Kansas
2014 POWER “Continental Undivided”
August 7-10 – Denver, Colorado
NALJA offers various satellite events during the National Junior Limousin Show & Congress to build leadership skills and increase education of Limousin cattle. Entries for contests such as photography, state poster, and magazine advertisement are submitted prior to the national junior show. Other contests including judging, public speaking, team fitting, and cow camp are held throughout the week of the show.
Junior members must enter for satellite events by entry deadlines prior to the national junior show.
NALJA and the Limi Boosters offer four scholarship programs for junior members pursuing higher education. These scholarships are presented at the NJLSC. Applications are due May 15.
Limi Boosters Donna Etherton National Scholarship
Sponsored by the Limi Boosters, selection for the Donna Etherton scholarships are based on scholastic excellence, demonstrated leadership, citizenship, financial need, and participation in 4-H, FFA, and Limousin junior activities.
Leonard and Vi Wulf Scholarship
The Leonard and Vi Wulf Scholarship is awarded to financially support the educational pursuits of young Limousin enthusiasts who possess upstanding character, perseverance, work ethic, ingenuity, and demonstrated scholastic achievement, consistent with the values endeared by the Wulf family. This scholarship is funded with income generated from the honorary fund established at the time of Leonard Wulf’s induction into the North American Limousin Foundation Hall of Fame. It’s further supported by the generosity of the Wulf family.
Leonard and Vi Wulf Scholarship Application – Downloads as a Word doc.
Ron & Carolyn Holland Scholarship
The Ron & Carolyn Holland Scholarship was created to financially support the educational pursuits of young Limousin enthusiasts who possess upstanding character, perseverance, work ethic, ingenuity, and demonstrate scholastic achievement. These attributes are consistent with the values endeared by the Holland Family. Selection is also based on participation in NALJA activities and the Limousin breed, as well as stated future professional goals.
Ron & Carolyn Holland Scholarship Application – Downloads as a Word doc.
NALJA Award of Excellence Scholarships
NALJA sponsors the Award of Excellence scholarships. These $750 scholarships are awarded to support Limousin enthusiasts who have proven excellence in Limousin activities as well as leadership skills demonstrated in NALJA, 4-H, FFA, and other endeavors. They are selected based on their hands-on experience shown by a detailed report of management practices used within the applicant’s own herd as well as their ability to set and achieve worthy goals.
NALJA Award of Excellence Scholarships – Downloads as a Word doc.
Promote NALJA by sporting a NALJA cap.
Caps are available in 3 colors – Pink, Grey, or Navy – with a white NALJA logo. They are $15 each.
To order, contact the NALF office.
Increasing communication with state advisors is a current goal of NALJA. State association junior advisors are asked to send your contact information to Katie Campbell, NALF director of activities.
Arkansas – Kim Swint
Colorado – Julie Ochsner
Georgia – Skyler & April Davis
Illinois – Erin Smith
Indiana – Holly Cox
Iowa – Brenda Anderson
Louisiana – Troy Gulotta
Missouri – Brooke Edwards
Erin Clason – Erin Clason
Oregon – Grace Haskins
South Dakota – Mike Ludens
Tennessee – Brian & Rachel Wyatt
Washington – Kirsten VanZanten