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
President - Greysen Whetten
Vice President - Charly Whetten
Secretary and Treasurer - Preslee Whetten
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
AJLA was started with a simple goal in mind: to allow 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.