Meet Your 2018 AJCA Youth Leaders

AJCA Officers for 2018

The Arkansas Jr. Cattlemen’s Association is led by a group of dynamic youth.  The board of directors consists of four officers, nine area representatives that are the same areas as the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association and two at-large board members.  These fifteen individuals are some of the best and brightest up and coming livestock leaders in the region.  We are both pleased and proud to have them building and directing our Association.

In addition to these 15 outstanding leaders, twelve adults serve alongside the youth to advise and assist in carrying out the goals of the Association. AJCA is thankful for their service and many contributions.

Your 2018 Officers

President – Grace Harris
State Director – Michelle Rieff  michellerieff@aol.com 479-936-1685
Adult Chair – Cleve Clark  cleveclark@cox.net 479.936.4044

  • President-Elect – Logan Sigmon
  • Secretary – Mallory Hobson
  • Junior Treasurer – Ryan Lane
  • Adult Treasurer – Jackie Morrison
  • Parliamentarian – Nicki Litchford
  • Area #1 – Tate Salmon – Vice President & Cleve Clark – Adult Advisor
  • Area #2 – Kendon McAlister – Vice President & Steve Mosher – Adult Advisor
  • Area #3 – Sawyer Beggs – Vice President & Misty Beggs – Adult Advisor
  • Area #4 – Baylee Mangrum – Vice President & LaQuinda Hobson – Adult Advisor
  • Area #5 – Allyson Sellers – Vice President & Kathey Tapley – Adult Advisor
  • Area #6 – Blaine Wildy – Vice President & Kristi Wildy – Adult Advisor
  • Area #7 – Kenzie Chambliss – Vice President & Jamie Chambliss – Adult Advisor
  • Area #8 – Mackenzie Morrison – Vice President & Blake Morrison – Adult Advisor
  • Area #9 – Josie Wilkins – Vice President & Jayne Green – Adult Advisor
  • Board Member – Kaitlyn Vest
  • Board Member – Kacie Bragg
  • Points Administrator – Lisa Sigmon
  • Website Administrator – Corey Ann Clem

AJCA Board of Directors 2018 for publication     Meet the 2018 AJCA Leadership Team

AJCA Board of Directors with contacts:  2018 AJCA Board of Directors for publication

 

Grace Harris, sixteen years old from Horatio, is serving this year as the AJCA President.  Grace says, “Showing cattle has provided me with numerous opportunities that have allowed me to better myself as an agriculturalist and a leader.”  Fellow AJCA members may not know that Grace is a starting forward on her high school’s varsity basketball team or that she is a member of the National Honor Society at her school. Grace shows and raises commercial heifers in hopes of winning her grandfather’s memorial at the Arkansas State Fair. Her livestock goal this year is to exhibit the Supreme Champion Commercial Heifer at the Arkansas State Fair.  Grace is looking forward to running for a position as an Arkansas FFA state officer, graduating from Horatio High and furthering her education at Oklahoma State University to become a pharmacist. Grace reports that being an AJCA member has added so many positive things to her life. Membership has provided numerous networking opportunities and has allowed her to grow as a leader repeatedly. Grace reports that she will forever be thankful to the AJCA for the positive attributes it has provided in her life.  
Seventeen-year-old Logan Sigmon is in the 11th grade at Berryville High School.  Logan is serving AJCA as the President-Elect.  He enjoys meeting new people at cattle shows.  He takes a lot of pride in showing cattle that he has bred and raised himself.  Logan’s goal is to win his junior national Simmental show with a bred and owned bull.  Logan plans a career in construction or welding.  Logan looks forward to working to build AJCA into a larger organization over the next two years.
The AJCA Secretary is Mallory Kate Hobson, seventeen years old from Fouke.  Mallory is in the 12th grade at Fouke High School.  Mallory enjoys being around her cattle all the time.  Most of Mallory’s AJCA friends do not know that she was Miss Miller County and competed in the Arkansas State Fair pageant last fall.  Mallory raises commercial cattle.  She has successfully shown Charolais, Beefmaster, Braford, Indu Brazil, Red and Grey Brahman, as well as American and exotic commercial heifers and bulls. Mallory’s career goal is to become an agriculture teacher.  Her goal this year is to AI one of her heifers or to use embryo transfer in her herd.  Mallory says, “I would encourage someone to join AJCA because the organization broadens your horizons. Because of my involvement in AJCA, I have gained invaluable knowledge as well as getting to meet important people in the cattle industry.”
Ryan Lane, age 15 of Siloam Springs is the AJCA Treasurer.  His main responsibility in this position is to work with the other board officers and members to secure AJCA sponsors.  Ryan is a freshman at Siloam Springs High School.  For Ryan, the best thing about showing cattle is all the people you get to meet and network with about the cattle industry.  Most of Ryan’s fellow AJCA members do not realize that he only has one kidney!  Ryan raises and proudly exhibits Shorthorn and Shorthorn Plus cattle.  Ryan’s personal livestock related goal this year is to improve his fitting and showmanship skills.  Ryan’s plans include the Air Force.  Ryan would like to encourage others to joins AJCA.  He says, “You will develop the closest friendships of your life! It is also an association full of amazing people.