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.

 

2018 Officers & Directors

President -Taylor Terry - Texas - District 1

Vice President - Harrison Kimble - Texas - District 1

Secretary - Shelby Ferguson- Texas - District 1 

Treasurer- Ryan Hess - Texas - At-large

Caydi Blaha - Texas - District 1 

Heather Stenson - Texas - At-large

Landon Stem - Texas - District 1 

Taylor Janssen - Texas - District 1

Hadley Brooks - Texas - At-large

Kalli Kimble - Texas - At large

Erin Kaye Daniel - Arkansas- District 2

JD Chism - Mississippi - District 3

Kelsie Edenfield - Florida -  District 4 

Leighton McCulley - Mississippi -At-large

 

 

2018-2019 Queen and Princess

Queen :: Abbie Edenfield :: Altha, Florida

Princess :: Kenley Kincannon :: West Columbia, 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 Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results

 

2016 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results

 

 

Letter from Junior Leaders in SG-USA 

 

By Saige Combs, President


Howdy y’all! My name is Saige Combs and I am from Anderson, Texas. I have served on the National Junior Santa Gertrudis Association (NJSGA) Board for two years, first in the at-large position and now as president. Aside from serving on the junior board, I have been active in breeding and showing Santa Gertrudis cattle for most of my life. I write this with great sadness to be leaving the junior board, but I am so thankful for the opportunities I have had throughout the years. I have learned more than I can explain from the junior members and breeders I have had the pleasure of meeting along the way. I am truly excited to take these friendships and the knowledge I have gained from all of you into this next chapter of my life.


With my final junior nationals in the books, I think it is safe to say that this year was another success story. I would like to start by congratulating the newly elected NJSGA Board members and encouraging you to dive into this head first. This organization will only grow with your hard work and dedication as the driving force. Continue striving to set a good example for the younger members who look up to you for guidance. For all of you younger kids thinking about getting more active or running for the junior board, my advice is to do it. It may turn out to be the best decision you have made. Thank you to each and every one of you for impacting my life in a positive way and giving me a worldwide group of people to call my family. I will be praying for all of you in your future endeavors and, as always, keep breeding our beloved red cattle.