The Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association (GJCA) is a division established under the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association for members 21 years of age and younger, as well as current college students. For just $15 a year, members find their place within the strong community of young cattle producers that work to strengthen Georgia’s cattle industry. Involvement in GJCA provides opportunities for youth to connect with other members across the state and participate in programs curated to help identify potential career paths. Students whose lives are impacted by GJCA programs build valuable skills through hands-on learning, real-world industry experiences, and leadership development opportunities.
Become eligible for scholarships and award programs that assist in providing financial support for your future!
Expand your network of resources, cultivate meaningful relationships with industry stakeholders and GCA leadership, and develop valuable leadership skills and experiences.
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Represent the Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association during local, state and national activities as a GJCA Officer Board Member
Apply for the opportunity to exhibit and/or develop a high-quality female, while learning the skills associated with raising and exhibiting a livestock project through the Heifer Allotment Youth program scholarship.
Participate in opportunities exclusive to GJCA, including the Top Hand Stockmanship & Stewardship contest, the GJCA HAY Program, along with various other hands-on educational programs!
The purpose of this prestigious role is to serve as the voice of the Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association during local, state, and national activities. The officer team is responsible for sparking exciting and increasing involvement of youth throughout the industry. The group of young leaders will have numerous opportunities to expand their network of resources, cultivate meaningful relationships with industry stakeholders and GCA leadership, and develop valuable leadership skills and experiences. Through this opportunity, officers play a key role in sharing the message of GJCA and the cattle industry by visiting with local farmers and ranchers, legislative officials, allied businesses, livestock exhibitors, and program supporters in cooperation with GCA staff and leadership. If you're looking to make a positive difference in the lives of GJCA members and help unite and advance Georgia's cattle industry, consider applying for a position on the 2024-2025 GJCA Officer Board. Click here to download the GJCA Officer Board Application
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GJCA Officer Board Vice-President
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The Georgia Junior Cattlemen's Association is proud to highlight the service, achievement, and involvement of GJCA members each year through various awards and scholarship programs! Check out the information below to read more on this year's opportunities!
Let us help you expand your herd, add a show heifer, or begin your herd with the HAY Program. We will award 3 GJCA members $2,000 towards the purchase of a heifer!
This award recognizes a Georgia Junior Cattlemen's Association member who goes above and beyond the call of duty, participating in a variety of GCA and GJCA events and serving as a great advocate for Georgia agriculture and the beef industry.
Scholarships will be awarded for the 2024 school year. To be eligible, a student must attend the University of Georgia, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College or Berry College majoring in Animal Science, Ag Communications, Ag Leadership, Ag Business or other related fields combined with a livestock background. In addition, he or she must be a current GJCA member.
The Georgia Junior Cattlemen's Association, in conjunction with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, provides hands-on educational opportunities exclusive to GJCA members to help improve their knowledge of cattle health and well being, agriculture economics, and best management practices, all while developing strong verbal and written communication skills. Check out the information below to read more on this year's GJCA contests and live animal programs!
Click here for rules, guidelines, and specifics on this year's convention contests!
The Georgia Cattlemen's Association and the Georgia Beef Board are offering a summer internship/scholarship opportunity for current college students interested in the beef cattle industry! The internship will pay $1,500 a month for three months and the intern is expected to live in Macon throughout the summer. All travel expenses associated with program work will be reimbursed. Upon completing the internship, the individual will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Georgia Cattlemen's Foundation and the Georgia Cattlewomen's Association.
Specific responsibilities include:
Help manage social media accounts to reflect a positive image for GCA, GBB and all associated programs
Work closely with GBB staff to plan and implement activities to support beef promotions
Assist in planning and execution of GCA’s Cattlemen's Connection Quarterly Meetings
Contribute to completion other industry pertinent projects as they arise