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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. 

Don't miss out on this NEW opportunity! Apply TODAY for the TCA/KBC Youth Leadership Program!
Learn more HERE.

Dates of Importance


May 1: Applications available for the KBC-TCA Youth Leadership Program

May 6: TTT Nomination Deadline for Eiffel Tower Classic

May 6: Early entry deadline for Eiffel Tower Classic

May 13: Eiffel Tower Classic, Paris, Tenn.

May 20: Shelbyville Showdown, Shelbyville, Tenn.

May 20: TTT Nomination Deadline for UTM AGR Memorial Day Classic

May 20: Early entry deadline for UTM AGR Memorial Day Classic

May 30: TTT Nomination Deadline for TTU Purple & Gold Showdown

May 30: Early entry deadline for UTM AGR Memorial Day Classic

May 27: UTM AGR Memorial Day Classic, Martin, Tenn.


June 1: TCA Scholarship Applications Due

June 3: TTU Purple & Gold Showdown

June 12: KBC-TCA Youth Leadership Program Applications Due

June 29-July 1: Tennessee Junior Beef Expo

*TTT = Tennessee's Top Tier

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