Juniors


About

NALJA

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.

Shows

NALJA sponsors 3 regional shows – Eastern, Western, and Heartland, and the national junior show – National Junior Limousin Show & Congress.

POWER Conference

 

POWER logo

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.

Find the POWER Conference on Facebook.

 

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 News

NALJA News is a bi-annual – Summer and Winter – printed newsletter for NALJA members. This newsletter is the source of information for junior shows, events, programs, and information.

 

Current

Summer 2017

 

Archives 

Winter 2016

Summer 2016

Winter 2015

Summer 2015

 

 

Contests

Satellite Events

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.

2017 NJLSC Satellite Event Rules

Sweepstakes Rules

Quiz Bowl Study Guide-2017

Dick O’Brien Junior Herdsman Award

2017 Senior Sales Talk Scenario

 

Quiz Bowl
A team consists of three or four individuals. You can have as many teams as you’d like. Teams are registered by their state advisors on Sunday July 2nd.

 

Team Fitting
Teams will consist of three or four members with a least one member from each of the junior, intermediate and senior divisions as described in the Individual Sweepstakes Points.

If a state has 21 or more junior members (based on the count of juniors checked in), NALJA will allow it two teams. NALJA will allow states with fewer than 21 juniors one team. If a state does not have enough members to make a team, it may form a team with another state’s members if that state does not have a team in the contest already. Teams are registered by their state advisors on Sunday July 2nd.

NALJA will allow substitutions among team members as follows:
a) A junior team member may substitute for an intermediate or senior team member
b) An intermediate team member may substitute for a senior team member
c) Seniors may not substitute for another age division.

 

Scholarships

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.

Limi Boosters Donna Etherton Scholarship Application

 

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.

 

Promotional Items

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.

State Advisor

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.

2017 General Exhibitor Information

2017 NJLSC Satellite Event Rules

Sweepstakes Rules

Quiz Bowl Study Guide-2017

Dick O’Brien Junior Herdsman Award

2017 Senior Sales Talk Scenario

Quiz Bowl
A team consists of three or four individuals. You can have as many teams as you’d like. Teams are registered by their state advisors on Sunday July 2nd.

Team Fitting
Teams will consist of three or four members with a least one member from each of the junior, intermediate and senior divisions as described in the Individual Sweepstakes Points.

If a state has 21 or more junior members (based on the count of juniors checked in), NALJA will allow it two teams. NALJA will allow states with fewer than 21 juniors one team. If a state does not have enough members to make a team, it may form a team with another state’s members if that state does not have a team in the contest already. Teams are registered by their state advisors on Sunday July 2nd.

NALJA will allow substitutions among team members as follows:
a) A junior team member may substitute for an intermediate or senior team member
b) An intermediate team member may substitute for a senior team member
c) Seniors may not substitute for another age division.

 

State Advisors

Arkansas  Kim Swint

Colorado – Julie Ochsner

Georgia – Skyler & April Davis

Illinois – Erin Smith

Indiana – Holly Cox

Iowa – Brenda Anderson

Kentucky – Autumn Pecco, Jeff & Kaye Kaufman

Louisiana – Troy Gulotta

Minnesota – Jon & Lori MoserCasey & Kelly Fanta

Missouri – Brooke Edwards

Erin Clason – Erin Clason

Oklahoma – Shana Holloway, Mary Booth, Elizabeth Wright

Oregon – Grace Haskins

South Dakota – Mike Ludens

Tennessee – Brian & Rachel Wyatt

Texas – Donna Stowers, Amber Parkinson

Virginia – Tabby Moore

Washington – Kirsten VanZanten

 

Announcements

September issue ad deadline: August 1

NALF BOD Nominations due August 10

DNA turn around: 4 weeks