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 Harrison Kimble, Treasurer


Promoting your brand, your breed or even just your name becomes a large portion of the marketing industry. Breeders can be represented through magazines such as this one, sale catalogs, advertisements and websites, yet how has social media changed the way we spread the word? 


Today, social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Messenger have allowed cattle breeders to advertise livestock, semen and embryos, as well as to efficiently communicate with their customers and keep them up-to- date. Facebook has become a very popular sale cattle center to post about cattle for sale and also to inform other breeders about upcoming sales and seminars. 


As technology continues to advance, the cattle industry must move right along with it. Continuing to use available and visible marketing tools is very influential. You can promote yourself through social media to people around you, as well as people across the country and even the world.


No matter what method you choose to market your operation, consider this quote from entrepreneur Seth Godin: “Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell.”


Now it’s your turn to tell your story.