Key Conference

Knowledge Empowers Youth (KEY) Conference is an opportunity where juniors ages 14 – 21 have the ability to not only develop leadership skills that can be used in their future, but also a place where they are able to gain new friendships, experience a new college campus and expand their knowledge on the current issues of the agricultural industry. The weekend event is held in the summer at a different major university each year to give youth a feel for a college setting and to experience what that college offers. Participation is not limited to Shorthorn juniors; anyone interested in the agricultural industry is encouraged to attend!

The AJSA is partnering with the American Gelbvieh Junior Association and the American Junior Simmental Association to bring a joint leadership conference that will take place every other year (even years). Contact shelby@shorthorn.org for questions.

The Summit 2020 is cancelled.

After much deliberation and speaking with the entities, families and industry-leading partners we planned to visit during the IGS Youth Leadership Conference- The Summit during the summer of 2020 the verdict was that many of our planned tours and events would not likely be opening their doors to visiting groups of our size by the end of the summer. Along with our wish, as your Coordinators, to provide the Summit delegates with an event worthy of your time and financial commitment we have made the difficult decision to cancel The Summit for 2020. The safety and health of our members, and the families awaiting their return, are of the utmost importance to our organizations. With that, please stay tuned for more information on the 2021 Summit plans!
As always, we wish you all the best and hope to see you very soon! For questions please reach out to your Junior Coordinator directly.

Have a great summer and stay safe.