In the tradition of our breed founders,
we're building leaders based on performance!
The Junior Red Angus Association (JRA) is focused on building breed and industry leaders by developing programs that offer members opportunities to strengthen their knowledge of beef cattle and improve their individual breeding programs, while developing necessary life skills such as team work, self-confidence, and communication ability. Activities and programs include:
Gain career development experience through an internship with a Red Angus breeder or other industry stakeholders.
JRA Scholarship – Over $5,500 in college scholarships are awarded annually to JRA members. Application deadline is February 15.
Travel Scholarships – Registration and travel expense scholarships are awarded through an application process for each national leadership event.
Explore the beef industry in Canada guest of the Canadian Angus Association for their national junior events.
Build friendships, gain industry knowledge and compete for awards through this summer event that combines programs, the JRA annual meeting and fun!
Exhibit cattle and interact with other breeders throughout the country at the national show which rotates each year between fi ve regional locations (National Western Stock Show, Fort Worth Stock Show, Northern International Livestock Exposition, North International Livestock Exposition, and the Iowa State Fair).
Entries in the Red Angus National Junior Show are subject to all show rules and regulations printed in the RAAA Breeder's Guide
Prepare for career and industry leadership by participating in this engaging conference which focuses on advocating for agriculture.
Develop beef production knowledge and skills as part of this hands-on program designed to equip the next generation of stockmen.
Build your Red Angus network while participating in the workshops and business sessions of the Red Angus annual meeting. Attend events specifically designed for junior members.
Reap the benefits of membership on the state or regional level. Get involved to gain industry skills and to build your network. Contact your state association for more information. Find your state contact here.
Focus on career development by building your leadership and stockman skills through a variety of national contests.