MT. Members of the American Junior Simmental Association are gearing up for the South Central Regional Classic being held June 20-23, in Springfield, Missouri, and hosted by the Missouri Simmental Association.
Representing seven states, more than 80 junior members with a total of 142 head of cattle will be in attendance to participate in a variety of beef industry-related competitions. AJSA members are divided into novice, junior, and senior divisions according to their age and then given the opportunity to showcase their skills in various categories, including: cattlemen's quiz, public speaking, sales talk, judging contest, cattle show, and showmanship. The Regional classics are designed to provide competition and a learning experience to junior members throughout the nation and are patterned after ASA's National Classic.
Additional Regional classics will be held in the following locations: Eastern, Lawrenceville, GA, June 13-16; North Central, Kearney, NE, June 13-16; Western, Moses Lake, WA, June 18-20. The National Classic will be taking place in Louisville, KY, July 9-15.
For more information on the South Central Regional Classic, contact Aaron or Jennie Owen, Junior Advisors for the Missouri Simmental Association, at 417-491-5161.