Mississippi Junior Cattlemen's Association
MJCA was organized at the 1991 Mississippi State Fair with the
election of the inaugural board of directors. MJCA is sponsored by the
Mississippi Cattlemen's Association, with a member of the MCA staff
serving as advisor for the organization. The youth organization was
developed with the future of the cattle industry in Mississippi in mind.
It is vital that we, as cattle producers, realize the importance of
these young people and their welfare, as they are the future leaders of
our industry. Thus, leadership development is the key objective of the
Mississippi Junior Cattlemen's Association.
Board Of Directors
The MJCA Board of Directors consists of four members from the
northern district, four members from the southern district and two
The Mississippi Beef Council appoints one director to the board and
the immediate past president serves in the ex-officio capacity. This
totals 12 members serving on the board of directors each year. These
directors serve two-year terms and are elected each year at the annual
meeting. In order to be eligible for election, the individuals must have
reached their 16th birthday by January 1st of the year in which they
are running for election and they must submit a written application for
the director's seat. The offices of President, Vice-president and
Secretary-Treasurer are then voted upon by the members of the board of
The annual meeting of the Mississippi Junior Cattlemen's association
is held each year during the Mississippi State Fair. The major item of
business at this meeting is the election of new directors.
As an MJCA member, you'll have the opportunity to develop your
leadership and communication skills while benefiting from many MJCA
Youth Beef Industry Congress
The Youth Beef Industry Congress is a bi-annual congress that brings
together more than 200 youth from across the nation to enrich their
knowledge and understanding of today's beef business. The Mississippi
Junior Cattlemen's Association sponsors its officers to this leadership
and industry-issues training conference.
Through association with MJCA, students are offered several thousand
dollars worth of collegiate scholarships. In 2013 alone, more than
$72,000 worth of scholarships was given to Mississippi students through
Making Tracks Leadership Camp
Now in its twenty-first year, "Making Tracks" is a joint effort between
the Mississippi State University Animal and Dairy Science Department,
the Mississippi Cattlemen's Foundation and the Mississippi Junior
Cattlemen's Association and is sponsored by The Wax Company. The
three-day event is held annually during the summer on the MSU campus and
includes workshops dealing with all aspects of the cattle industry,
including reproduction, parliamentary procedure and judging workshops.
MJCA holds several field days for its members. The field days assist
with grooming techniques, judging skills, showmanship, new equipment and
a lot of fellowship.
Dixie National Livestock Show
The MJCA directors conduct a membership meeting annually at the Dixie
National Livestock Show Junior Round-up. This meeting enables junior
members to enjoy fellowship and become better acquainted with other
junior members. MJCA also holds a dance that is used to help raise money
for the association.
The MCA convention is the site of the largest fund-raising event of the year for MJCA, the prestigious cattlemen's auction.
Would you like more information on programs offered by MJCA?
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680 Monroe Street, Ste. A
Jackson, MS 39202