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 Taylor Terry, President


Howdy! My name is Taylor Terry, and I am from Denton, Texas. I was recently elected to serve as the 2018-2019 National Junior Santa Gertrudis Association president. The focus of this issue of Santa Gertrudis USA is Juniors and includes results and highlights from the National Junior Santa Gertrudis Show (NJSGS).


This year, I got a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to put on the NJSGS. In Tampa, my mother, Suzanne Fulton, was approached about chairing the 2018 NJSGS, and lucky for me, she said yes. Having my mom host the show put into perspective what it takes to put on a quality show and the giant team it takes to get the work done.


I have attended 18 junior nationals, but Texarkana was not like any of the others. This time around I was a behind-the-scenes worker, making sure awards were chosen and sorted, games were ready, the schedule was easy for the exhibitors and many other tasks I had taken for granted. Despite my involvement in the show, there are others who put even more work into the details than I could ever have.


Taking a step back after the 10-day stent, I really appreciate that, as a junior member, there are individuals who give their heart and soul to our organization, by sorting classes, registering livestock or donating scholarships, heifers and money to put on our show. We have a fantastic breed with people who volunteer time, effort and funds without expecting anything in return. They do these things for us, the juniors. As I have gotten older I understand that we must be willing to step into the big shoes that have come before us. If we want to continue to improve the quality of our breed and traditions we already hold dear, we must recognize the hard work and dedication it takes to make an organization great and step up and be part of the future.