KENTUCKY JUNIOR CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION

2017 Officers & Directors

Position Name
President  Sara Crutcher
Vice President Kathryn  Goodman
Secretary

Wyatt Banks

Treasurer Nelson Paul
Reporter Kalli Flanders
Region 1 Zach Imbruglio & Walter Steely
Region 2

Megan Underwood
& Kailey Thompson

Region 3 Quentin Sowder & Jeremy Miller
Region 4 Addie White & Will Blaydes
Region 5 Julia Weaber & Reba Prather
Directors At Large Abigal Smoot, Gabriel Sharp,
Trey Tucker, Jessica Tucker


The Kentucky Junior Cattlemen’s Association is involved in many activities throughout the year. These activities help all the members get involved in knowing each other and learning more about the beef industry.

KJCA Convention - January
At the beginning of each year, the KJCA Convention is held in conjunction with the KCA Convention. During this time, the KJCA holds its annual membership meeting to elect new officers and directors for each region. In addition, Junior members will be able to hear from industry speakers, attend an educational tour, and partake in a KJCA reception. The 2017 Convention will take place January 19-20 at the Lexington Convention Center.

KJCA Leadership Camp - Summer
The KJCA Leadership Camp is a two day annual event that explores the different beef cattle industries in Kentucky. Junior members are introduced to a variety of professions by hearing from some of the top agriculture specialists in Kentucky and by touring several businesses. The camp is held at the KCA Office in Lexington and is a first come, first serve basis for up to 20 students. The next Leadership Camp will take place summer 2017.

KJCA Summer Field Day – Spring/Summer

Held in a central Kentucky location, the KJCA Field Day gives students an opportunity to see a well-managed farm in addition to becoming educated about the beef cattle industry and agriculture by using a hands-on approach. The date of the Field Day varies from Spring to Summer, so be sure to check back often for updates!

KJCA/KDA Fall Classic – October
The first KJCA Fall Classic was held September 17-18, 2004 in Shelbyville, KY. This two-day event has grown greatly over the last few years and now offers judging, team fitting, sales talk, skillathon, showmanship, ad design, photography, and a breeding heifer and bull show. In 2012 KJCA teamed up with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to combine their fall shows and the partnership has been outstanding! The 2016 KJCA/KDA Fall Classic is scheduled for October 7-9, 2016 in Logan County.