The IJBA Jackpot Heifer Show is held each year in the Junior Barn during the Illinois State Fair.

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Programs & Events

Edge Conference

This conference equips future industry leaders with the knowledge and skills it requires to be accomplished cattlemen and women. Opportunities like EDGE allow juniors to get a behind-the-scenes look at various livestock operations and industry outlets. 

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The Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute (ILLI) provides an opportunity for young men and women to become actively involved in the livestock industry and all of agriculture. 

2023 ILLI Recap 

Illinois Junior Beef TOur 

NEW in 2023! Learn about careers that exist within the beef industry right here in Illinois. 

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Points Show Program

The IBA Points Show Program is an opportunity for additional recognition and rewards exclusively for members of the Illinois Junior Beef Association (IJBA).

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