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.
Equipping and preparing all JRA stakeholders to be leaders, innovators, stewards and advocates for the Red Angus breed, the beef industry and agriculture.
Build friendships, industry knowledge and communication skills during JRA’s summer event that combines cattle tours, educational programs, Junior Board elections, and fun! Compete in a variety of contests to build your leadership and stockman skills. This is a great chance to meet breeders from throughout the country, as well as travel!
Focus on career development by building your leadership and stockman skills through a variety of national contests.
The teams will compete in various competitions and activities throughout the week, most of which participants can earn points for their team. The team with the most points will earn the “Champion Team” title that will be awarded at Saturday’s banquet.
Participants must be JRA members in good standing.
Judging Criteria: Participants will earn a total score combining the three individual elements. Each individual element score consists of 30% accuracy of content, 30% clarity of message, 20% appeal to target audience, and 20% organization and delivery.
Entry is open and encouraged to every Round-Up participant.
Entry is open and encouraged to every Round-Up participant.
Junior and Senior Division Winners will be awarded at Round-Up.
Contest Entry: Entry is open and encouraged to every Round-Up participant.
Prepare for career and industry leadership by participating in this engaging conference which focuses on advocating for agriculture.
The JRA Young Stockman Program features a hands-on approach to learning opportunities for juniors who wish to increase their cattle knowledge and skills. The two-day program will feature field trips and will host speakers from a variety of areas within the cattle industry. The 2019 Young Stockman's Program will be held in Manhattan, KS, December 6-8, 2019. Registration is due by November 6, 2019.
Exhibit cattle and interact with other breeders throughout the country at the national show which rotates each year between five regional locations. This year's National Junior Red Angus Show will be hosted in conjunction with the Fort Worth Stock Show. Click here to learn more.
Entries in the Red Angus National Junior Show are subject to all show rules and regulations printed in the RAAA Breeder's Guide.
Additional rules may be found in the RAAA Breeder’s Guide, in the “Herd Management” section.
The Junior Red Angus board is excited about a unique opportunity to explore EPDs over the next three years in a project featuring the progeny of Penny, a Gelbvieh Cow flushed to selected sires representing both EPD high bell curve and low bell curve Red Angus sires. The goal of the project is to isolate the genetic differences of the bulls and demonstrate EPDs through evaluating two sets of calves from birth through harvest (~25 head per sire performance group). The tracking of this progeny will be a platform for integrated EPD education and exploration throughout the upcoming Junior Red Angus activities and events.
The JRA and the Canadian Junior Angus Association work together to have an "exchange" between juniors to attend the Canadian National Junior Showdown or GOAL conference and JRA Round-Up.
If you are interested in applying for "sponsorship" from the JRA to attend, please read the following requirements and send in application if you are eligible.
The 2018 GOAL conference will be held in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Including travel time, this experience will be February 16-18, 2019.
The 2018 Showdown will be held in Barriere, British Columbia. Including travel time, this experience will be July 18-20, 2019.
Selection will be based on JRA involvement on the national level.
Eligible JRA members must submit a completed application by e-mail to the Junior Programs Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Red Angus Association of America is pleased to award a minimum of five $1000 college scholarships through the support of the Red Angus Foundation, Inc.
The following criteria will be used to determine eligibility:
The online Application requires following elements submitted via the online portal:
JRA members must register online at redangus.awardspring.com. Once registered with the site, the application contains several short answer questions. You can access the application to review the questions prior to completing and submitting the application for scholarship consideration.
If you have questions about the scholarship process, please contact JRA Activities coordinator at email@example.com.
Troy and Annette Presser, Presser Red Angus, Turtle Lake, N.D., have established the Heather Presser Memorial Scholarships in loving memory of their daughter, Heather. Heather was taken from her family in an ATV accident in 2012.
The scholarships will assist JRA members’ participation in national Junior Red Angus Association (JRA) leadership events throughout the year. Selected JRA members may use the scholarships to defray registration and travel expenses to major JRA leadership events – Loaded 4 Leadership, Young Stockman Program and Round-Up. Scholarship application is open to any JRA member.
JRA members must complete and submit the application by the respective event’s registration deadline.
There are two scholarships available to faciliate the involvement of youth interested in commerical beef production.
A private fund has been established to provide one, fully paid sponsorship for a young Red Angus enthusiast to attend Round-Up. This award will provide full registration expense to Round-Up as well as travel to Round-Up for the recipient.
The founders of this award have two primary areas of intent:
The Colorado Red Angus Affiliate has established a second scholarship to assist with a young commercial cattlemen's interest in attending Round-Up. Individuals interested in applying for the Colorado-sponsored "Beef Industry Scholarship" should contact the Junior Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This funding for these scholarships are not intended for juniors already members of the JRA but for a young person with interest in Red Angus and the beef industry from a commercial background and one who would not be able to attend Round-Up due to expense. We are looking for young people who are motivated by the cattle industry and may benefit from attending Round-Up. Potential nominees may include children or grandchildren of your customers and bull buyers, farm- or ranch-oriented youth who don’t participate in JRA because they do not have registered cattle, young people who are buying bulls, or perhaps heifers, for use in a crossbreeding program.
RAAA and JRA members may suggest potential candidates by contacting the Junior Coordinator at email@example.com. Participant suggestions are requested by April 1 to provide time for individuals to complete an application for scholarship selection by May 1.
The award founders will select the individual recipient.
The Merit Award Program (MAP) rewards the individual merits, hard work and accomplishments of all aspects of a JRA member's involvement with Red Angus. The comprehensive application details Red Angus activities and involvements of the applicant - including Association activities, competition, performance/production, marketing and leadership.
Each year, applications for MAP will be due on May 1 (applications will run on a May 1 to May 1 calendar year.) Each question on the application is assigned a point value and the applications are scored accordingly. The individual attaining the highest point score will be awarded a Round-Up Scholarship of $750 ; second place individual will receive a $500 reward; third place individual will receive a $250 reward.
Complete applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST May 1 via email to Junior Programs Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.
Three easy steps to using the Intern Placement Program:
Some Red Angus breeders have expressed their preference to host interns during the fall or spring to provide the best learning environment with a wider variety of opportunities on an operation. So, even if you are not seeking an internship for college, you may consider taking time in the fall or spring to become involved in an internship.
For more information, contact RAAA Junior Programs Coordinator.
Gill Red Angus, Bryan Gill
HC 64 Box 146
Timber Lake, SD 57656-9801
Kniebel Cattle Co., Mary Ann and Kevin Kniebel
428 S. 2600 Road
White City, KS 66872
Strawberry Ridge Reds, Jim Frazier, Manager
101 Elbow Creek
Livingston, MT 59047
Genex Hawkeye West, Ryan Thorson, Manager
3800 Duck Creek Road
Billings, MT 59101
Midland Bull Test, Steve & Lindsay Williams • Leo & Sam McDonnell, Jr.
5 Bull Drive
Columbus, MT 59019
Phones: 406-322-5597 • 406-322-9044
Text Steve: 406-321-704
Please check back often as this list will change and grow frequently.
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.
Get in touch with our Junior Programs Coordinator to learn about events: