The American-International Junior Charolais Association and the Iowa Junior Charolais Association will host the 2008 AIJCA Junior National Leadership Conference and National Show in Des Moines, Iowa, the week of June 22 to 27. This prestigious National Junior Charolais event will be held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
The theme for the junior national events is “Hoof-n it to the Heartland.” During the week of Charolais activities, AIJCA members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational contests such as interview, resume, public speaking, marketing posters, photography, art, as well as, several team competitions such as the beef quiz bowl, cook-off and fitting contests. And for those who entered cattle, they can participate in the beef showmanship and the heifer, bull and steer shows.
In addition to the contests and leadership workshops, the highlight of the 2008 AIJCA Junior National Show and Leadership Conference is the annual Awards Banquet. During the banquet, AIJCA members will be recognized for their achievements throughout the year. Contest winners, scholarship recipient's and junior merit award winners are also announced.
More than 600 AIJCA members, state affiliate advisors and chaperones will attend the event.