The Junior Activities Department of the American Angus Association was started in 1956. Its purpose then was to encourage young people to become involved with Angus steer and heifer projects and to help them do a better job with their projects. Today that purpose has been expanded to include more projects and programs that help juniors develop their skills and character.
There are nearly 6,000 active junior members from all parts of the United States and Canada. Throughout the country there are many state, regional, and local junior Angus associations who are actively involved in the NJAA. These groups, with the assistance of the American Angus Association, meet regularly, sponsor shows and field days, and take an active part in the Angus business and promotion of the breed.
History of Junior Activities Department