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YOUTH PROGRAMS 

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, melinda@tncattle.org.

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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

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

August

August 18-27: Wilson County Fair/ Tennessee State Fair

August 28: Wilson County Fair/ Tennessee State Fair Champion of Champions

September

September 1: TCA Youth Applications Available (Heifer Scholarship, Outstanding Youth Award, & Youth Ambassadors)

September 10: K. Ambrose Memorial Heifer Scholarship Postmarked Deadline

October

November

December

December 1: TCA Youth Applications Due (postmarked)

January 2023

January 2-3: TCA Winter Meeting, Wilson Co. Expo Center, Lebanon, TN

January 21: TCA Youth Banquet, Lane Agri-Park, Murfreesboro, TN

*TTT = Tennessee's Top Tier

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