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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: Youth Applications Due (TCA/FCMA Youth Beef Heifer Initiative Scholarship Application, TCA Outstanding Youth Application, and 2022 TCA Youth Ambassadors)

4: UTK Rocky Top Classic Cattle Show, Greeneville, TN


14: Deadline to RSVP for Alltech/Kubota Youth Awards Banquet ft the Merck Animal Health TN Top Tier Awards

17: Deadline to  sign up for TNCW Youth Public Speaking Contest

17: Deadline to enter photos in TCYA Digital Photography Contest

21: Deadline to register 4-H Livestock Quiz Teams

21: Pre-Registration closes for TCA Convention

25: Early Entry Deadline for MTSU B&B Preview Show

25: TTT Nomination Deadline for MTSU B&B Preview Show

28-29: TCA Convention & Trade Show, Murfreesboro, TN

28: Alltech/Kubota TCA Youth Awards Banquet ft the Merck Animal Health, Murfreesboro, TN


19: MTSU B&B Preview Show

*TTT = Tennessee's Top Tier

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