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

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

Click here for a map of the grounds and contest locations

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. Click below for links to the live broadcast and show programs:

Wednesday, July 10
8:00 a.m. CDT
    AGJA National Showmanship Contest
    Senior, Intermediate, Junior
Thursday, July 11
8:00 a.m. CDT
     AGJA National Balancer Bred & Owned Bull Show
     AGJA National Balancer Female Show
Friday, July 12
8:00 a.m. CDT
     AGJA National Steer Show
     AGJA National Gelbvieh Bred & Owned Bull Show
     AGJA National Gelbvieh Female Show

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/

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

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Day Sponsors






Green Hills Gelbvieh
Kentucky Gelbvieh Association
Oklahoma Gelbvieh Association


Eagle Pass Ranch
Tennessee Cattle Business
Kansas Junior Gelbvieh Association


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
Wilson Bank & Trust
Tennessee Farmers Coop


3L Gelbvieh
Aherin Brothers Livestock
Bar Arrow Cattle Company
Betzelberger Farms
Bigger Gelbvieh
Boehler Gelbvieh
Brandon McEndaffer
Brandywine Farms
Brian & Lonna Porter
Carroll Land and Cattle
Cattlemen’s Connection
C-Cross Cattle Co.
Cedar Top Ranch
Ceroll Gelbvieh
Circle S Ranch
CJ & L Livestock
Clay & Amy Sanders
Cole Buffo
Coles Bend Cattle Company
Cooper Gelbvieh
Crooked Creek Cattle Company
Darren B Phillips
Dawson Creek Gelbvieh
DeGeer Gelbvieh
Diamond V Gelbvieh
DTK Cattle Company
Dykstra Family Cattle Company
Edwards Feed
Emily Schilling
Forbes Gelbvieh
Gallaway Gelbvieh
Gilly’s Gelbvieh
Grace Hammer
Grace Vehige
Grady & Gabrielle Hammer
Grund Gelbvieh Ranch
Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh
Hammer Ranch
HC Cattle
Hidden Ridge Cattle Co.
Hightower Cattle Company
Hojer Gelbvieh
Ivers Cattle Company
JGP Gelbvieh
Jim & Diane Lindgren
Jim & Gail Ligon
Jim Blackwell




Johnny Freeman’s Gourmet Steak Marinade & Seasoning
K Lazy S Farms
Katie Sulivan Folmer
KG Gelbvieh
KKD Gelbvieh
Klint Sickler
Laci & Levi Porter
Linde’s Livestock Photography
Lost River Livestock
M&P Gelbvieh
Martin Cattle Co.
McCarty Cattle Company
Mike & Toni Shrewsbury
MLM Gelbvieh
Murray Farms
Nowak Cattle Co.
Piping Supply Co.
Pope Farms Gelbvieh
Prarie Grove Gelbvieh
Raile Gelbvieh
Roger & Sarah Carson
Rogers Valley Farm
Rupp Ranch
Sandy Knoll Farm
September Farms
Shining KL Partners: Kim Rounds & Logan Stetson
SOMO Farm and Ranch Supply
South Dakota Junior Gelbvieh Association
Spencer Cattle Company
Swanson Cattle Co.
T Arrow Cattle
T Bar S Cattle Company
Taubenheim Gelbvieh
Thunderstruck Cattle Company
Triple K Gelbvieh
Volek Ranch
Walnut Springs Farms
Walton Webcasting
Warner Beef Genetics
Welsh Land & Livestock
Wilkinson Gelbvieh
Will Fiske
William McIntosh
Wilson Bank & Trust
Wilson County Farm Bureau
Wondering Meadows