KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJSA) will be “Out of this World” at the 2022 National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference to be held June 19-25, at the American Royal Center, Kansas City, Mo.
Once again, Junior Shorthorn exhibitors are rising to the occasion and have entered a record-breaking 1030 entries for the show, over 100 more than 2021. Twenty-six states will be represented over the seven-day event by a total of 467 Junior members.
“The National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference is such an important event for the youth and future of the agricultural industry, and it continues to grow each year”, says Shelby Diehm, Director of Marketing, Communications and Youth Activities. “We consider ourselves the family-friendly breed and I think it shows with our growing numbers. I can’t wait to see where it continues to go.”
The AJSA strives to engage its members in opportunities that develop character, promote valuable skills and build life-long friendships. The National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference promotes these goals by bringing members together to participate in shows and educational contests.
This year, junior members will participate in the following contests in addition to the Shorthorn Show: Art & etc., beef cook-off, career development, cattleman’s written test, digital photography, graphic design, herdsman quiz bowl, junior herdsman, livestock judging, photography, promotional poster, showmanship, speech, state basket, state cook-off/tailgate party, team fitting and team salesmanship contests. High Point Awards will be presented based on participation and placing in these contests.
In addition, $18,500 in scholarships will be presented to AJSA members through the Shorthorn Foundation.
The election of three new AJSA Directors will occur during the Junior National Youth Conference. Three of the elected directors will serve a three-year term to make up the nine-person board. The election process is based on application, interview and delegation vote.
–American Shorthorn Association