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 from birth through their 22nd birthday. Dues are $25. To participate in IJBA events members must be 8 years of age by Jan. 1 of the current year and have not yet turned 22 by Jan. 1 of the current 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, participation in junior activities including conferences, shows and other contests, leadership training, scholarships, and the internship.

Wondering if you’re already recognized as a member? Contact the IBA office to find out!



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