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About the Florida Junior Angus Association

The Florida Junior Angus Association is open to a youth of any age up to 21 years of age.  Florida has one of the most dynamic and active Junior programs in the country and always welcome new members to share in the many learning opportunities of the Angus breed.  From cow shows and quiz bowl contests to field days and service projects, you will meet friends to last a lifetime, all while working along side the great Angus breed.  We are friendly, helpful, welcoming group that want to make you part of the Jr. Angus family.  Give any of the officers or Jr. team members a call for more information.
BOBBI JO SMITH – Co-Junior Advisor

Please join me in welcoming Bobbi Jo Smith as the new Co-Junior Advisor.

Bobbi Jo Smith, a native to South Florida and graduate of Palm Beach Community College, began showing beef cattle at the ripe age of 4. Bobbi Jo’s professional career was in dentistry and in recent years she was able to follow her passion and redirect her career path to the agricultural and livestock industry. Currently she works with the Florida Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Industry. She is a long time volunteer and a member of the livestock committee with the South Florida Fair. She is also the co-leader for the “Muck Kids” 4-H club.

Bobbi Jo’s greatest passion is her teenage son, Lane, who began showing and building a herd of registered Angus cattle about 6 years ago. Along with the help of his Granddad, Lane owns and operates a small show swine herd too. He let’s Bobbi Jo “work” for him in her “spare” time, hauling him to shows, washing, feeding and taking care of his herds, but there’s nothing in the world she’d rather do.

Spending time teaching, volunteering, mentoring and helping today’s youth learn about agriculture and livestock and their futures, brings great joy and happiness to Bobbi Jo. Being a member of the American Angus Association, the Florida Junior Angus Association, the South Florida Fair and Florida 4H clubs has allowed her to meet a multitude of wonderful families and individuals who have mentored and taught her much over the years. They have also become her dearest friends. Bobbi Jo is very thankful to those who have given so much to her and her son; Her goal is “to give back what she was given and more”.

Zoila Hernandez
FJAA Junior Advisor

Since 2000 theses are the recorded National Junior Angus Association Bronze and Silveraward winners.

  • 2004 Roy Petteway
  • 2007 Whitney Hines
  • 2012 Destiny McCauley
  • 2013 Victoria Hernandez
  • 2013 Gabriela Hernandez

Since 2000 theses are the recorded National Junior Angus Association Gold award winners.

  • 2007 Roy Petteway
  • 2016 Victoria Hernandez

2016 Florida Junior Angus Association Officers

President
Gabriela Hernandez, Wellington Fl

Vice-President
Josie Chandler, Okeechobee, Fl

Secretary
Hunter Nicole Glisson, Bell, Fl

Treasurer
Taylnn Williamson, Dade City, Fl

Historian
Victoria Hernandez, Wellington, Fl

Reporter
Morgan Blommel, Dade City, Fl

Chaplain
Lane Smith, Loxahatchee, Fl

2016 Florida Junior Angus Queen - Gabby Hernandez

2016 Florida Junior Angus Queen – Gabby Hernandez

2016 Florida Junior Angus Royalty Court

Queen
Gabriela Hernandez, Wellington, Fl

Princess
Taylnn Williamson, Dade City, Fl

Ebonette
Katherine Springfield, Frostproof, Fl

Sweetheart
Laykin Williamson, Dade City, Fl

2016 Florida Junior Angus Royalty Court

2016 Florida Junior Angus Royalty Court

2016 Florida Junior Angus Assoc. Queen - Gabby Hernandez

2016 Florida Junior Angus Assoc. Queen – Gabby Hernandez

2016 National Junior Angus Show Grand Island, Nebraska July 3-9 Stampede The Sandhills

2016 National Junior Angus Show
Grand Island, Nebraska
July 3-9
Stampede The Sandhills