NJSGA

Purpose & Objectives of NJSGA

 

The National Junior Santa Gertrudis Association (NJSGA) works to improve the quality of the Santa Gertrudis breed by developing the cooperation, responsibility and leadership of America’s youth. The association encourages educational opportunities for NJSGA members, and provides increased opportunities for fellowship with others involved in the Santa Gertrudis breed and the cattle industry in general.

 

Attention Juniors!  When you are selecting your heifers for summer shows, please make sure that they meet the minimum requirements of the Santa Gertrudis Breed Standards. Read this information fully to assist you in your selection.

 

2017 Officers & Directors

Saige Combs - Texas - At Large - President

Taylor Terry - Texas - District 1 - Vice President 

Whitney Fuller - Texas - District 1 - Secretary

Harrison Kimble - Texas - District 1 - Treasurer

Will McDaniel - Georgia - At Large

Patrick Daniel - Arkansas - District 2

Casey Pitchford - Texas - District 1

Ryan Hess- Texas - District 1

Jordan Hess - Texas - District 1

JD Chism - Mississippi - District 3

Abbie Edenfield - Florida - District 4

Camila Cantu - Texas -District 1

Shelby Ferguson - Texas - District 1

Caydi Blaha - Texas - District 1

Heather Stenson - Texas - District 1

 

Not Pictured: JD Chism

 

2017-2018 Queen and Princess

Queen :: Hadley Brooks :: Krum, Texas

Princess :: Kalli Kimble :: Kingsbury, Texas

NJSGA is one of the top junior programs in the beef industry, with more than 400 active junior members from 14 states. It has active participation from all juniors, not only in exhibiting livestock but also in leadership contests such as public speaking, brain bowl and livestock judging.

 

The juniors are responsible young adults who know the meaning of competition, hard work, sportsmanship, andespecially friendship and family, and they are the future leaders of the beef industry. The experiences gained by individuals in this junior program are invaluable.

 

Founded in 1979, NJSGA is open to all young people under the age of 21. Members are issued a herd number, membership card, and one free subscription to the official publication of SGBI.

 

Junior members are entitled to all the services of SGBI, which include registration, recordkeeping, transfers, classification, grading-up program, Total Performance Program, promotion, and stock show and field day representation.

 

The membership is managed by its own board of directors, with five At-Large positions that are elected from the junior’s general membership. The remaining ten positions come from the districts. These districts are divided based on the membership in that area. The board is governed by the constitution and by-laws of the NJSGA.

 

2017 National Junior Heifer Show Better Beef Contest Female Results

 

2017 National Junior Heifer Show Better Beef Contest Bull Results

 

2017 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results

 

2016 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results

 

2015 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results

 

2014 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results

 

 

Letter from Junior Leaders in SG-USA 

 

By By Whitney Fuller, Secretary


Howdy. I’m Whitney Fuller and I’d like to say a few words about membership. How many times have you read a billboard or advertisement and thought “Wow, I should check that out”? Has it ever occurred to you that you are constantly advertising yourself and your beliefs when you meet new people? When you leave an interaction, people sometimes think about the things you said. Imagine if every time you talked to someone, you told them about the National Junior Santa Gertrudis Association (NJSGA). It would make a great impact on membership.


I’m sure most of you subscribe to something, whether it be Netflix, Spotify or Apple music; you most likely saw something that made you want to join. I personally know that when I started howing cattle, I saw great and friendly people in the NJSGA who persuaded me to join. I showed Santa Gertrudis for one year before I learned there were meetings and entertaining events to attend.


“The greater the loyalty of a group towards the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals,” Rensis Likert.


I want to challenge every member who reads this article to invite someone who you have seen with Santa Gertrudis to join the NJSGA. Maybe no one has ever before told them about it, so invite them to nationals or an affiliate meeting.

 

Have a blessed day.