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The Tennessee Cattlemen's Association is devoted to the future of the cattle business. TCA welcomes and encourages you to become a youth member of our association. The connections made and networking opportunities available through TCA will be invaluable for years to come.

As a Tennessee Cattlemen's Youth Association, you will have the opportunity to serve in leadership roles, opportunities to explore different aspects of the cattle industry, and engage in networking opportunities through TCYA programs. 

We encourage you to check back often as we continue to work on new and exciting things for our youth members! 

For more information about TCYA memberships and membership forms, click here. Questions about Youth Programs? Contact Melinda Perkins, Director of Youth Programs & Outreach,

Tennessee's top tier program

Tennessee’s Top Tier is a youth program that rewards TCYA members for their participation and placings at cattle shows.

outstanding youth award

The award is designed to recognize a member for their involvement in the cattle and agriculture industries, leadership, and community service.


Scholarships are available during the year for deserving youth.

Youth ambassadors

TCYA Ambassadors promote the well-being of the cattle industry, encourage youth involvement and cooperation in the cattle industry. 

Dates of Importance


1: TCA Scholarship Application Available

6: TCYA Youth Ambassador Culinary Training, Murfreesboro, TN

23-24: Knoxville Spring Junior Cattle Expo, Knoxville, TN (Tennessee's Top Tier Show)


8: UTM AGR Memorial Day Classic Early Entry Deadline

8: TTT Nomination Deadline for UTM AGR Memorial Day Classic

15: TN Junior Beef Expo Entry Deadline

15: TTT Nomination Deadline for TN Junior Beef Expo

29: UTM AGR Memorial Day Classic, Location TBA (Tennessee's Top Tier Show)


12: TTU Purple & Gold Showdown, Cookeville, TN, (Tennessee's Top Tier Show)

15: TCA Scholarship Deadline


1-3: TN Junior Beef Expo, Lebanon, TN, (Tennessee's Top Tier Show)

30-31: TCA Convention, Sevierville, TN

*TTT = Tennessee's Top Tier



Phone: 615-896-2333 


Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm

​​Sat-Sun: Closed

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Murfreesboro, TN 37128

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