Georgia Junior Cattlemen's Association


Serve as the voice of the Georgia Cattlemen's Association during local, state and national activities throughout the year. The officer team is responsible for sparking excitement and increase involvement of youth throughout the industry.

Prime program

Earn recognition and cash prizes for your involvement in the cattle industry. Log your work in the application above.
Deadline information is in the application

heifer allotment youth program

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!

junior cattleman of the year

GJCA awards one member with the highest award to be earned by a GJCA member each year. Members must be nominated.

uga junior herd builder program

Participants will develop a pen of 3 heifers for the purpose of future production or sale. Participants will be responsible for securing heifers to develop through the course of this program.





Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association works to impact students in Georgia who are interested in cattle and help them plug into our industry. Students 21 years of age and younger, as well as current college students can become members of GJCA. Dues are only $15.00 per year!

GJCA members are eligible to apply for scholarships, award programs, and attend GJCA and GCA events. GJCA membership allows students the opportunity to network and connect with members across the state and engage in the industry and explore future career opportunities. Members will advance their leadership skills through the many programs, events, and opportunities through the program.

2020 GJCA Ambassadors

Bryson Smith


Bryson is a Senior at Calhoun High School. He has been extremely active in 4H and FFA, winning multiple awards and honors and serving in leadership capacities. He has shown beef cattle for many years, and has been involved with GJCA. He has served as an  Bryson lives in Rome, Georgia with his parents Eddie & Jennifer Smith.

Elizabeth Sanders


Elizabeth is a Sophomore at Dodge County High School. She has been active in 4H and FFA, and has shown cattle for many years. She is a member of the Three Rivers Cattlemen's Association. Elizabeth is an avid advocate for the cattle industry utilizing her personal platforms to educate others about agriculture. Elizabeth lives in Milan, Georgia with her parents Clint & Ronda Sanders.

Hannah McElrath


Hannah is a Senior at Sonoraville High School. She is very involved in 4H, FFA, and Gordon County Young Farmers. She has shown livestock and been on the livestock judging team for several years. Hannah has been a member of the State Champion Livestock Judging Team for the last 5 years. Hannah lives in Calhoun, Georgia with her mother Sarah McElrath.

Taylor Pearce

GJCA Advisor
GCA Organizational Coordinator



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