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This month's news from USJersey
Welcome to fall ... and a busy time for all with crops, premier national shows, and just life in general!
There is a lot happening in the Jersey world and we wanted to give an update on a few of the important deadlines coming up in the next couple of months.
Deadline to enter is October 10 for The All American Jersey Shows.
The 71st All American Jersey Show & Sale returns November 3, 4, 5, and 6 to the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky.
Premiums totaling more than $46,000 will be awarded in three shows. Last year’s All American assembled 709 Registered Jerseys™ representing more than 185 dairy operations, making it the largest single-site exhibition of Jerseys in the United States and the world for 2022.
A block of hotel rooms is available at the Hilton Garden Inn - Louisville Airport. Mention AJCA23 when making your reservation.
Crowning the Next National Jersey Queen
The search is on for the next National Jersey Queen. Applications are due on October 15.
The selection process which will take place November 2-5, 2023, during The All American Jersey Shows and Sales in Louisville, Ky., to select the next National Jersey Queen.
Any female member of the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA), junior or Lifetime, between the ages of 16 and 22 as of January 1, 2023, may participate. Applications must be received in the AJCA office not later than October 15.
Participants will be judged through a written test, interview process, and public speaking ability.
The 66th National Jersey Queen will promote the Jersey breed and represent members of the AJCA throughout the year at local, state and national events including the 2024 Annual Meetings in Springfield, Mass.
For more information about participating in or supporting the National Jersey Queen development program, contact the AJCA Communications Department at 614/861-3636, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with “National Jersey Queen” in the subject line.
Fred Stout Experience Applications - Deadline December 1
Looking to pursue a career in managing and/or marketing Registered Jersey™ cattle? Then you are encouraged to apply for the 2024 Fred Stout Experience awards.
The awards are presented annually in memory of Fred J. Stout Sr., Mt. Carmel, Ill., a lifelong Jersey breeder and member of the Jersey Marketing Service staff from 1978 to 1997 who believed that the best learning experiences happen in the everyday world.
Awards will be made for two paid internships, one with Jersey Marketing Service, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and the other an on-farm, customized experience on a Jersey dairy operation. The awards, provided by a permanent endowment created by friends and colleagues of Fred Stout, will pay for housing, travel and related activities required by the cooperating employer up to the maximum amount of the scholarship award.
Applicants must have completed their high school education. To apply, visit https://www.usjersey.com/AJCA-NAJ-JMS/AJCA/YouthPrograms/YouthScholarshipsandEducationalPrograms/StoutExperienceAwards.aspx to download the application. Interested applicants will answer a series of questions stating your ambitions, goals and career aspirations, including plans for achieving them. A one-page résumé listing previous work experience, education, activities and awards is also needed.
Two letters of support are required, one from an active breeder of Registered Jersey™ cattle, excluding immediate family members; and the other from a teacher, mentor or past employer. These must be mailed directly by the supporters to the USJersey office.
Applications and letters of support must be postmarked no later than December 1, 2023, and addressed to Fred Stout Experience, American Jersey Cattle Association, 6486 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-2362. They can also be submitted by email to email@example.com.
We are moving
Come and visit us in Madison next week during World Dairy Expo! Our location has changed and you will find us in the Exhibition Hall at space 3405. Our staff will be on hand to visit and we are looking forward to seeing you and talking Jersey!