Junior Classic

One of the highlights of the summer for AGJA members is participating in the annual junior national show. Junior members of all ages from across the United States gather with their families for a week of youth development, education, competition and fun.

The Junior Classic is held at different location throughout the United States.
Previous and Future Junior Classic sites

Entry deadline: May 28, 2019

Show Location:
The James E. Ward Agricultural Center
945 Baddour Parkway
Lebanon, TN 37087
Ph: 615.449.9077
Email: baned@wilsoncountytn.gov

General Information & Contest Rules Packet:
Click here to download packet

Click here for a map of the grounds and contest locations

Entry Form:

The online entry form for the 2019 AGJA Music City Showdown can be found by clicking the link below.
Entry deadline is May 28, 2019.
Late entry and substitution deadline is June 8, 2019

Hotel Accommodations:
Fairfield Inn & Suites
1145 Franklin Rd.
Lebanon, TN 37090
Reservation deadline: 6/14/2019
Click here to make reservations

Comfort Suites – Headquarters Hotel
940 Murfreesboro Rd.
Lebanon, TN 37090
Reservation deadline: 6/14/2019
Download More Information on Hotel Accommodations

Applications and Contest Resources:

AGJA Premier Breeder Application

AGJA Board of Director’s Application

AGJA Scholarship Application

2019 Quiz Bowl Statements

Proposed revisions to the American Gelbvieh Junior Association Rules and Bylaws

Click the link below to find the proposed revisions to the AGJA Rules and Byalws submitted by the AGJA Board of Directors for review during the Annual Meeting of the AGJA that will take place the evening of Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

2019 AGJA Proposed Rules and Bylaws Revisions

Show Coverage

Media coverage of the 2019 AGJA Music Showdown will be provided by the American Gelbvieh Association, Walton Webcasting, and Linde’s Livestock Photography.

Social Media

Follow along with the fun all week by following the American Gelbvieh Junior Association on Facebook, Instagram (@gelbviehjuniors), and Snapchat.
Be sure to use hashtags #AGJAMusicCityShowdown and #LeadingInLebanon when posting about the show!


We would like to welcome Walton Webcasting as the official live-streaming company of the AGJA Junior Classic. This year’s show will be live-streamed on show days which includes Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Please see the schedule for complete details on show order. Further information including a link to the live-streaming will be available closer to show day.

Show Photography

We would like to welcome Linde’s Livestock Photography as the official show photographer of the AGJA Music City Showdown. Backdrop photos, hotshots, and banquet photos will be available for purchase following the show at https://linde.shootproof.com/

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Day Sponsors





Green Hills Gelbvieh
Kentucky Gelbvieh Association
Oklahoma Gelbvieh Association


Eagle Pass Ranch
Tennessee Cattle Business


Coles Bend Cattle Company
SweetPro Feeds
Iowa Gelbvieh Association
Lacie Fern Farms
TJB Gelbvieh
Bickett Genetics
Gelbvieh Association in Nebraska
Creek View Farms
Butler Creek Farms
Skyler Martin & Family


Edwards Feed
Linde’s Livestock Photography
Roger & Sarah Carson
Walton Webcasting
Wilson Bank & Trust
Piping Supply Co.
Clay & Amy Sanders
Jim & Diane Lindgren
Mississippi Gelbvieh Association
Jim & Gail Ligon
Johnny Freeman’s Gourmet Steak Marinade & Seasoning