First junior membership was issued for $5 to be converted to life membership at age 21 for $15. Chicago, Ill.
Junior Activities Department was established with fulltime staff employee, St. Joseph, Mo.
First National Junior Angus Showmanship Contest held in conjunction with the All-American Angus Breeders Futurity, Lexington, Ky.
First National Junior Angus Heifer Show, Columbia, Mo., held in conjunction with the National Conference at the University of Missouri.
National Junior Recognition Program (Bronze and Silver Awards) was established.
National Junior Angus Showmanship Contest moved to be held in conjunction with the National Junior Angus Heifer Show.
Bred-and-owned heifers were shown in a separate category at the National Junior Angus Heifer Show and did not compete against the owned heifers.
State Display Contest (now called Best Herdsmanship) was introduced at the National Junior Angus Heifer Show.
The National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) was formed at the National Junior Angus Heifer Show in Wichita, Kan., and the first NJAA Board of Directors was elected.
Advisor of the Year Award was established (first awarded in 1981).
National Junior Recognition Program updated to add Gold Awards. (First Gold Awards presented in 1981)
Cow-calf classes were introduced into the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS).
Bred-and-Owned Bull classes were first shown at the NJAS.
The first Angus Beef Cook-off was held.
Steer classes were added to the NJAS.
The Honorary Angus Foundation Award was established by the NJAA Board.
A carcass contest was added to the NJAS.
The NJAA Handbook for Junior Angus Association Leaders was developed.
The National Scrapbook Contest was first held in conjunction with the NJAS.
The NJAA first offered the Computer Cow-Calf Game to its members.
The first NJAA Public Speaking Contest was held at the NJAS.
The NJAA Poster Contest was introduced at the NJAS.
The first CAB/NJAA Scholarship was awarded.
NJAA Team Sales Competition was first held at NJAS.
Officer structure of the NJAA Board of Directors was changed.
The first Angus Journal/NJAA Photography Contest was held.
A Sweepstake Contest was initiated at the NJAS.
LEAD Conference introduced. Reintroduction of carcass steer contest at NJAS.
The first Outstanding Leadership Award was given.
The first NJAA Extemporaneous Public Speaking Contest was held at the NJAS.
The first Angus Foundation Scholarships were awarded, 2 - $2,500 and 15 - $1,000 scholarships.
The first Graphic Design Contest was held at the NJAS.
A 20-year reunion of the NJAA Board of Directors was held during the NJAS in Des Moines, Iowa.
First NJAS hosted by multiple states held in Denver, Colo.
One time junior membership fee structure was changed to an annual dues paying membership.
Launched the Angus Foundation Web site.
The Mentoring Program began at the NJAS.
The Creative Writing and Project of the Year contests were held at the NJAS.
Angus Foundation scholarships were increased to $25,000. Two $3,500 and 18 $1,000 scholarships were given.
A Team Fitting Competition was added to the list of sponsored contests at the NJAS.
The Sweepstakes Competition was split into 2 categories.
The Angus Foundation scholarships were increased from $25,000 to $100,000 which include 2 $5,000; 20 $3,000 and 30 $1,000 scholarships.
The first state wide community service project was held at the NJAS.
Regional Raising the Bar state officer trainings introduced.
Raising the Bars are structured around Universities and open to all junior members.
A career development (resume and interview) contest was created for juniors to participate in at the NJAS.
The Video Contest began at the National Junior Angus Show.
Green Coats Coast to Coast is created to allow National Junior Board members to assist with State Junior Associations.
Extended Internship Program is offered through the Junior Activities Department.
The NJAA selected the first-ever Angus Ambassador.
Events and Education Department was created combing adult and junior events.
Team Marketing Contest was created for planning a marketing strategy through technology.
NJAS Media Crew was established to recreate “The Scoop” and offer more social networking outlets.
30 year Reunion for the National Junior Angus Association Junior Board.
The NJAA Junior Age was changed to 8 years of age as of January 1st of the current year.
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