Juniors


About

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.

Board of Directors

 

The North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) has a governing board of 10 junior directors. In addition to those 10 directors, the immediate past president of NALJA serves as an Ex-officio member of the board. Directors are elected to two-year terms and are eligible to serve two terms.

Their main purpose is to plan national programs and activities for the membership. The Junior Board’s primary responsibility is to organize, plan and run the National Junior Limousin Show & Congress (NJLSC) each summer. They also represent the Limousin breed at state and regional field days and at the Youth Beef Industry Congress (YBIC), which is a three-day seminar sponsored by the U.S. Beef Breeds Council and other industry groups and businesses.

NALJA Board of Directors Application– will download as a Microsoft Word file.


 

Shelby Hubbard, President

  • Hometown: Miami, OK
  • Parents: George & Suzanne Hubbard
  • 3rd year on NALJA Board

Wiley Fanta, Vice President

  • Hometown: Starbuck, MN
  • Parents: Casey & Kelly Fanta
  • 3rd year on NALJA Board

Riley Smith, Secretary

  • Hometown: Macomb, IL
  • Parents: Bret & Erin Smith
  • 3rd year on NALJA Board

Zane Gavette, Treasurer

  • Hometown: Everson, WA
  • Parents: Debi Gavette
  • 4th year on NALJA Board

Clayton Schowe, Ex-Offico

  • Hometown: Cassville, MO
  • Parents: Dale & Jill Schowe
  • 3rd year on NALJA Board

Colton Barton, Director

  • Hometown: Jarrell, TX
  • Parents: Michele Barton
  • 2nd year on NALJA Board

Brady Edge, Director

  • Hometown: West Branch, IA
  • Parents: Patti Edge
  • 2nd year on NALJA Board

Landry Kleman, Director

  • Hometown: Nazareth, TX
  • Parents: Ashley Kleman
  • 1st year on NALJA Board

Samantha Moore, Director

  • Hometown: Staunton, VA
  • Parents: Joe & Tabby Moore
  • 1st year on NALJA Board

Mikayla Askey, Director

  • Hometown: Queen Creek, AZ
  • Parents: Robert & Angela Askey
  • 1st year on NALJA Board

Shows

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

NALJA Awards

NALJA Honorary Member

Description

Each year state the NALJA Junior Board selects an individual or family that encompasses the NALJA Association’s purpose to develop knowledgeable, motivated beef industry leaders, while promoting the Limousin breed through fellowship, leadership, and education.

2021 NALJA Honorary Member

Randy & Nancy Corns, Super C Limousin, Altoona, KS

Past NALJA Honorary Members

Dick O’Brien Junior Herdsman Award

Description

Each year state junior advisors nominate National Junior Limousin Show & Congress exhibitors for the O’Brien Award to recognize a superior job of caring for animals, interacting with others, meeting the public and demonstrating maturity. First presented in 1996, the award honors the memory of Limousin enthusiast Dick O’Brien. This award is based upon the leadership that has been exhibited through their Limousin and other various activities.

Dick O’Brien Junior Herdsman Nomination Letter

2021 Junior Herdsman Award Winner

Abigail Tipton, Greenback, TN

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

Winter 2021

Archives 

Summer 2021

Winter 2020

Summer 2020

Winter 2019

Summer 2019

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.


Individual Contests

Individual Contest Breakdown 2022

Limi Boosters FUTURE PROFESSIONALS CONTEST

Magazine Advertisement Contest – Score Sheet

Photography Contest – Score Sheet

Public Speaking Contest (Held Even Years) – Score Sheet

Carcass Contest – 2021 Official Pricing Grid

Sales Talk Contest (Held Odd Years) – 2021 Senior Sales Talk Scenario


State Contests

State Contest Breakdown 2022

Cow Camp (Held Even Years) – 2020 Cow Camp Study Guide

Quiz Bowl (Held Odd Years) – 2021 Senior Quiz Bowl Study Guide; 2021 Junior Quiz Bowl Study Guide

State Herdsmanship – Score Sheet

State Poster Contest – Score Sheet


Results

2021 Contest Results

Scholarships

NALJA and the Limi Boosters offer four scholarship programs for junior members pursuing higher education. These scholarships are presented at the National Junior Limousin Show & Congress. 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

2021 Donna Etherton Limi Boosters National Scholarship Recipients: Nikki Keeton, Wolfforth, TX; Samantha Moore, Raphine, VA; McKenna Richardson, Eureka, KS

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.

2021 Leonard and Vi Wulf Scholarship Recipient: Nikki Keeton, Wolfforth, TX

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.

2021 NALJA Award of Excellence Scholarship Recipients: Shelby Hubbard, Miami, OK

Limi Know

Welcome to Limi Know!

Follow this blog to get a more in-depth look at the NALJA program and to keep up with all of our activities throughout the year.

Click here to follow the NALJA blog.

11.18.21 – Simis to Limis: Paige Peine’s Success Saga

10.5.21 – Abigail Tipton: Junior Herdsman of the year

5.18.21 – Show Season is Here

4.19.21 – Was Life ever “Normal?”

12.1.20 – Utilizing the Uncertainty

11.3.20 – Changing Things Up

5.29.20 – Keep Moving Forward

4.28.20 – Looking for the Bright Spots

3.31.20 – Passionate and Persistent

2.24.20 – Just a Class

12.30.19 – The First Step

11.29.19 – Celebrating 50 Years in North America

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 Mallory Blunier, NALF director of media & activities.

Individual Sweepstakes Points Breakdown 2022

Dick O’Brien Junior Herdsman Award

2022 NJLSC Rulebook


State Contests

State Contest Breakdown 2022

Cow Camp (Held Even Years) – 2020 Cow Camp Study Guide

Quiz Bowl (Held Odd Years) – 2021 Senior Quiz Bowl Study Guide; 2021 Junior Quiz Bowl Study Guide

State Herdsmanship – Score Sheet

State Poster Contest – Score Sheet


Results 

2021 Contest Results 


State Advisors 

Arkansas  Patrick Swint

Colorado – Julie Ochsner

FloridaRichard Norton & Cory Norton

Georgia – Skyler & April Davis

Illinois – Erin Smith

Indiana – Rachel Burns

Iowa – Brenda Anderson

KansasLacey Shipman McCarley

Kentucky –Rene’e Portwood

Louisiana – Troy Gulotta

Minnesota – Jon & Lori MoserCasey & Kelly Fanta

Missouri –Melanie Brockhaus

Nebraska – Crystal Vander May

Ohio – Kayleesue Laber

Oklahoma – Shana Holloway, Mary Booth, Elizabeth Wright

Oregon – Grace Haskins

South Dakota – Meghan Torgerson

Tennessee – Brian & Rachel Wyatt

Texas – Leighton Chachere, Amber Parkinson

Virginia – Tabby Moore

Washington – Holly Berry

West Virginia – Jennifer Friend

CornerPost Fund

2022 CornerPost

The NALJA Board of Directors is super excited about this years CornerPost raffle heifer! The juniors are selling raffle tickets on bred or open heifer that does not need to be in Oklahoma City, picture or video is sufficient. High quality heifer, insurance for one year, transportation to owner, one ET flush, all to be awarded to raffle winner. Contact a Junior Board Member to purchase your ticket.

Tickets cost $250 each or 5 for $1000 to be sold by NALJA Board. Heifer will not be auctioned.

This years heifer is LFL JEN 1060 J

Reg #: LFF2333432
Tattoo: BLAW 1060 J

Sire: LFL Eddie 7019 E
Dam: LFL Evelyn 7017 E

DOB: 4/6/2021
Lim-Flex

EPDs: CED: 11  BW: 1.3  WW: 67  YW: 100  MK: 21  CEM: 6  DOC: 12  YG: -0.16  CW: 26
REA: 0.63  MARB: 0.38  MTI: 65.38

Limousin Today - Profit Tomorrow.