Limi Boosters


About

Mission Statement

The Limi Boosters are the auxiliary organization of the North American Limousin Foundation. The Limousin enthusiasts support the North American Limousin Junior Association members and promote NALJA activities coupled with complimenting the efforts of NALF in promoting the Limousin breed.

Limi Boosters Objectives

  • Support North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) activities
  • Provide scholarships to juniors
  • Provide grants to state Limousin junior associations
  • Donate gifts to participants at the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress (NJLSC)

Beef Cookoff

Limi Boosters Cook-Off Contest

The contest is held annual at the National Junior Limousin Show & Congress

Divisions:
There will be only one division for NALJA members.

Registration:
Names of cook-off participants and a typed copy of the entry recipe must be submitted by May 15 to:  Julie Ochsner, 30300 County Road 388, Kersey, CO 80644-9516, 970-371-0705, tenderleanbeef@hughes.net

Rules:

  1. Teams may have 2 to 4 speaking parts and there is no limit to the number of junior members participating in the contest. There is no limit to the number of teams from any state.
  2. All entries must use beef in the recipes. All entries will be evaluated on showmanship (education/theme) and recipe (appeal/taste/appearance).
  3. Cooks may begin preparation any time they deem necessary on contest day to be readyfor judging at the designated time.
  4. In keeping with the “fun” aspect of this contest, contestants are encouraged to choose a theme, dress accordingly and serve the beef in a manner keeping with that theme. Participants should use imagination and creativity in choosing a theme and serving the finished dish in that style. Teams will have a five minute time limit in which to present and serve the dish.
  5. Points will be awarded for the cook-off in the sweepstakes competition. Only the top placing team from each state will receive points.

Recipe Criteria: (60% of score)

  • Quality of meat preparation
  • Family & consumer appeal (serving suggestions)
  • Overall taste (tenderness, juiciness)
  • Appetizing appearance (plate presentation)

Showmanship Criteria: (40% of score)

  • Educational aspect of the demonstration (ability to promote beef, educate consumer)
  • The team’s product knowledge and ability to present themselves and their dish during the judging (theme)
  • How suitable contestant’s apparel is to their theme
  • Neatness and overall appearance

All entries must include a typed copy of the recipe.

Cash prizes awarded to at least the top two placing teams. Limi Boosters reserve the right to add additional cash prizes for additional placings.

 

Scholarships

Limi Boosters Donna Etherton National Scholarship

Limi Boosters Donna Etherton Scholarship Application

For questions or more information contact: Julie Ochsner at 970-371-0705.

Eligibility

Any active member of the North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) attending any institution of higher education (2 year and 4 year colleges) is eligible to apply. Applicants’ high-school transcripts must place them in the top scholastic one-third of their classes.

Funds

The Limi Boosters will pay its scholarships directly to the recipients.

Selection

The Limi Boosters will base selection of its scholarship recipients on scholastic excellence; demonstrated leadership; citizenship; financial need; and participation in 4-H, FFA and Limousin junior activities. A selection committee will consider all complete applications received postmarked by May 15, and the Limi Boosters will announce the winners at the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress (NJLSC). The winners do not need to be present to receive the awards. Former scholarship recipients cannot reapply.

Application Procedure

  1. Obtain information and the application form from the following address, or print it from the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Web site.
  2. Complete the application in detail and forward it – along with an official high-school transcript (showing class ranking), a recent photo of yourself and three letters of recommendation – to the following address by May 15.
  3. One of the three letters of recommendation must be from an active NALF member other than a relative or guardian. That active member must provide his or her NALF member number and signature in the letter.
  4. All applicants must complete the application on original scholarship forms. If applicants want to give extra information, they may attach addenda.
  5. Failure to include all of the required information will disqualify the applicant automatically.

Junior Grant Program

The Limi Boosters offers grants to state junior associations activities. The funds must be used to promote Limousin cattle or junior association members.

To be eligible for future funds, each association that receives a grant must send a report to the Limi Boosters explaining how the money was used.

Complete and submit the Junior Grant Program application by May 15 to the current Limi Boosters President: Julie Montagne, PO Box 791, Elk Point, SD 57025, 605-310-0791.

Limi Boosters Junior Grant Application