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.
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!
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.
Entry is open and encouraged to every Round-Up participant.
Junior, Intermediate and Senior Division Winners will be awarded at Round-Up.
Contest Entry: Entry is open and encouraged to every Round-Up participant.
Focus on career development by building your leadership and stockman skills through a variety of national contests.
Participants must be JRA members in good standing.
Prepare for career and industry leadership by participating in this engaging conference which focuses on advocating for agriculture.
The Young Stockman Program is designed to provide juniors with hands-on experience related to beef production. Gleaning insights, guidance and advice from university faculty, industry professionals, and cattle producers. This year's program will be held in Iowa November 18-20. The registration fee of $150 includes meals and lodging for the program. The Heather Presser Scholarship is available for those who wish to attend. For questions, contact Kim Heller at 515-851-2019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibit cattle and interact with other breeders throughout the country at the national show which rotates each year between five regional locations. The 2022 show will be hosted in conjunction with the North American Junior Red Angus Event in Chickasha, Oklahoma.
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 GOAL conference is held over President's Day weekend and focuses on leadership and industry development.
The Showdown is held in July and serves as the national junior show. More information about the Canadian Junior Angus Association can be found at juniors.cdnangus.com.
Selection will be based on JRA involvement on the national level.
Eligible JRA members must submit a completed application by Dec. 1 via e-mail to the Junior Programs Coordinator at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. The application can be found on the event registration website.
Two $200 scholarships are available to assist JRA members' participation Round-Up. The application can be found on the event registration website. The application is due May 1.
This scholarship is available to facilitate 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:
This funding for this scholarship is 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 or can share the scholarship information directly. The applications are due May 1 and can be found on the Round-Up registration website.
The award founders will select the individual recipient.
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: