Upcoming Events 

August 1-4 - Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting, Denver

August 9-11 - AZ Cowboy Poets Gathering, Prescott

August 10 - Coconino County Farm Bureau & Cattle Growers' Association Annual Summer Meeting, Williams  

August 11 - 2nd Annual Cowboy Day, Oracle

August 15-17 - Arizona Section, Society for Range Management Summer Meeting, Moqui Group Campground, Coconino National Forest

August 18 - Greenlee County Cattle Growers' Association Meeting, Blue School

August 29 - Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Symposium, Ruidoso, NM

September 7 - UA Cooperative Extension Drought Management Tools & Resources Workshop, Benson

September 8 - 2nd Annual Los Charros Foundation, Inc. FFA/4-H Fundraiser, Sonoita

September 8 - Ranch Horse Competition, Sonoita

September 14 - UA Cooperative Extension Drought Management Tools & Resources Workshop, Globe

September 14-15 - Flying W Diamond Ranch Inaugural Sale, Capitan, NM 

September 15 - Gila County Cattle Growers' Association Annual Meeting & Steak Fry, Gila County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall 

September 15 - 3rd Annual Legacy Ranch Horse Sale, Prescott

September 27-30 - Public Lands Council Annual Meeting, Park City, Utah

September 29 - Yavapai Cattle Growers Assoc. Calf Sale & BBQ, Peeples Valley

November 17 - Gila County Cattle Growers' Salute to Ranching Holiday Dinner-Dance & Auction, Gila County Fair Grounds Exhibit Hall

January 30-February 1, 2019 - 2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show, New Orleans, LA

February 8-9, 2019 - ACIF Presents "A Cow-Calf Symposium for SW Ranchers", Phoenix

Arizona Junior Livestock Association

The purpose of this organization shall be to promote the welfare of the livestock industry, to further the education and cooperation of young people interested in livestock, and to aid in the attainment of mutual goals set by AJLA members interested in all phases of this business and all possible career opportunities.

AJLA meets during the Arizona Cattle Growers' Association annual summer convention. Dues are $10 per person or $20 per family. At the meeting they have two speech contests a quiz bowl and other fun activities from livestock judging to cooking classes.


It's that time of year again!  I am looking forward to seeing you all again very soon!  I hope you've been working on a prepared speech or are choosing to participate in the impromptu speeches. You will find all in the information you need to know before you arrive attached including a copy of the Quiz Bowl questions below. Please don't forget to bring a silent auction item. It should represent you, your ranch or business, or your area. If it is not possible for you to bring an item, please don't let it deter you from coming. Hope it is raining where you are. See you in cool Prescott!

AJLA Advisor,
Roxie Bell

AJLA Mission

2018 AJLA Constitution

2018 AJLA Prepared Speech Rules

2018 AJLA Impromptu Speech Rules

2018 AJLA Quiz Bowl Rules

2018 AJLA Quiz Bowl Questions

2018 AJLA Schedule

2018 AJLA Membership Meeting Agenda

President - Julian Arrington
Vice President - Greysen Whetten
Secretary/Treasurer - Cash Whetten

For more information contact advisor, Roxie Bell at roxdan703@aol.com or 520-604-2268.


Arizona Junior Livestock Association at the 113th Annual Convention in Tucson in 2017. 

History of AJLA

Printed in 2005 ACA Membership Magazine

The Arizona Junior Livestock Association (AJLA) has been around for years. There is even a ledger entry date of 1954. Many current Cattle Grower members were probably AJLA members when they were young. After a several year hiatus, AJLA was brought back to life and restructured in 1994, with the help of some very insightful industry moms, Judy Prosser and Karen Williams.  

In the early discussions it was debated what to name the organization. Should it be called the Junior Cattlemen's Association or the Junior Livestock Association? It was soon decided that the word "livestock" would be used so everyone who wanted could be involved. Using the Arizona Cattle Growers' Association as a model, AJLA elected an officer team so there would be structure and organization. AJLA developed a mission statement and created the by-laws of their organization. And set out on what has been a successful journey of learning and friendship.  

AJLA was started with a simple goal in mind. To allow for the young people in the livestock industry to build relationships and camaraderie while learning valuable skills that would prepare them for a bright future. AJLA members learn about the issues facing the cattle industry and are proactive in teaching others, as well as lend support to their parent's organization, ACGA.

The Arizona Junior Livestock Association is focused on learning, and does so by holding annual speaking contests and quiz bowls. Members can compete in either prepared public speaking or extemporaneous speaking, and everyone is encouraged to test their trivia skills in the quiz bowl, where they are quizzed on topics related to the cattle industry. AJLA also holds livestock judging contests in order to enhance AJLA member's knowledge of livestock.