Metcalfe youth participate – The Kentucky Junior Gelbvieh Association
Jennifer Moonsong, Central Division, General Manager
One of the biggest 4-H events of the year for the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) is the Junior Classic it is held in a different state each year. This year the host state was Tennessee.
The AGJA Music City Showdown was July 7-12 in Lebanon, TN at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.
Youth from all over the nation gathered at the AGJA Music City Showdown for positive youth development, to become stronger leaders, and understand more about the Gelbvieh breed and beef cattle industry. The youth were involved in many different individual and team competitions such as beef cattle judging, team fitting, Quiz Bowl, Public Speaking, Educational Posters, Photography, Creative Writing, Video, Graphic Design, Team Fitting, Showmanship, Sales Talk, State Herdsmanship, Creative Writing, Skill A Thon, and Shows for Heifer, Steer and Bull Classes.
There is also an All-Around Champion and a Rookie of the year award.
The Kentucky Junior Gelbvieh Association members that went and competed are left to right Callie Derossett, Taylor Ray, Kensington Jones, Clayton Jones, Hailey Gilliam, Braylin Jones, Brian Gill, Charles Thomas Branstetter, and Tillman Derossett.