Illinois Junior Beef Association
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The IJBA strives to provide educational and career opportunities through competition and fellowship in order to develop leadership skills and integrity in young people interested in the Illinois cattle industry.
The IJBA is governed by a 9-member board (2 directors representing each IJBA district and one at-large director).
Junior memberships are available for any young person under twenty-one years of age who have paid their $25 membership dues. To participate in IJBA events members must be at least eight years of age and under twenty-one years of age as of January 1 of the event year.
The IJBA offers a world of opportunities to youth. Members of the IJBA are eligible for: receiving the January/February and July/August (junior-focused) issues of Illinois Beef magazine, two VISION newsletters with information specially for juniors, a 5% discount for supplies at Champion Show Stock, participation in junior activities including conferences, shows and other contests, leadership training, scholarships, and the IBA internship.
Wondering if you’re already recognized as a member? Contact the IBA office to find out!