JBBA Members "Hanging Out" in Crocket, April 2017
Heifer Show & Scholarship Program
Each year East Texas Louisiana Beefmaster Marketing Group sponsors a heifer show following the annual sale. This JBBA is one of the largest outside of the national show and draws junior breeders from several states. Casey Ballard manages our heifer show and scholarship program.
We began the scholarship program several years ago as out way of supporting the continuing education of JBBA members. It is funded by donated items from our members that are auctioned off before the sale each year. Our commitment is to sponsor at least two $500 scholarships every year, to be awarded at the annual JBBA National Convention.
Thanks to the generous support of our members, we were able to provide three scholarships in 2010, 2011, and 2012. In 2013, five scholarships totaling $5,000, were awarded to Junior members from East Texas Louisiana Beefmaster Marketing Group. In 2014, there were 5 scholarships, totally $3,000 awarded. We are very proud of our junior breeders and appreciative to our members for supporting this unique program.
For more information about this program, you may contact:
Junior Scholarship Winners
The ETLBMG was pleased to award THREE scholarships in 2016, totaling $2,000 to deserving Juniors at the awards banquet during the JBBA Nationals. Casey Ballard, Junior Coordinator, and his Committee said that choosing the recipients was really tough as all of the applications that they received were so good. The scholarship recipients were: Seth Byers, Jordan Hall and Robby Green.
2014 Scholarship Donors
There were so many generous donations to the Scholarship program, it we cannot list them all. Thanks to all those who contributed including Casey & Amy Ballard, Emeran & Toni Boehn, Metz Branch, Melton Brock, Jake & Kimberly Burkhart, Jay & Mickie Burkart, Wesley & Kimberly Bush, Terry & Gerry Chambers, Boyd & Mickie Emal, Griffith's Rafter G, Gene Hawthorne, Scott Jaggers, Mark Jennings, J.D. & Dixie Laird, Gary Lindsey, Elbert & Nina Manor, Mike & Joyce Otto, Burney Preston & Chayce Robinson, Ron Schmidt, Bill Tipton, Jeremy Way, and Larry & Brenda Woelfel.
The fishing trip on Lake Limestone donated by Jake & Kimberly Burkhart was purchased by Tony & Karen Psencik.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Beefmaster Marketing Group
Receives JBBA “Helping Hand Award”
On Friday evening, July 22, 2016, at the JBBA National
Convention Awards Banquet, the East Texas/Louisiana
Beefmaster Marketing Group was awarded the Helping Hand
Award” by the Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association. This
award was presented in appreciation for ETLBMG support of
the Juniors over the years. It was noted that over the last ten
years, ETLBMG has awarded over $24,000 in scholarships to
ETLBMG would like to thank you, the ETLBMG members, who
have given so generously over the years by purchasing auction
items and donating “add-on” money with the proceeds going to
the ETLBMG Scholarship Fund.
Thanks also to the JBBA for this award!