The International Junior Red Brangus Breeders Association (IJRBBA) is dedicated to nurturing future cattle industry leaders. As the youth organization of the International Red Brangus Breeders Association (IRBBA), the IJRBBA provides opportunities for education, hands-on experience, and leadership development.
The IJRBBA aims to spark an interest in Red Brangus cattle among young people. We facilitate experiences that allow youth to gain firsthand knowledge of:
By sponsoring shows, workshops, conferences, and other events, the IJRBBA gives youth the chance to connect with peers who share their passion. Members gain practical skills while building camaraderie.
The IJRBBA emphasizes learning by doing. Members can get involved in activities like
These hands-on experiences allow youth to gain expertise and demonstrate their capabilities. The IJRBBA provides a supportive environment for members to step outside their comfort zone and develop new skills.
Many IJRBBA alumni move on to careers in the cattle industry. The IRBBA Memorial Scholarship Fund awards financial assistance to help youth pursue agricultural degrees and vocational training. Since 1991, the fund has provided over $380,000 in scholarships. The IJRBBA gives youth transferable skills to equip them for success in the working world. Our programs teach responsibility, decision-making, people skills, time management, and confidence. These abilities prepare members for leadership in any field they choose.
The enthusiasm and passion of these young cattlemen generate broader awareness of the adaptability, maternal abilities, longevity and carcass quality of Red Brangus.
Youth membership in the IJRBBA provides lasting positive impacts for young people passionate about cattle. Join us in cultivating the next generation!