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National Classic XXXIV 2014

Please note: Accepting online registrations only. Mail-in registration forms are not available.

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AJSA National Classic XXXIV 2014

July 13-19, 2014
Kentucky Expo Center
Louisville, KY

Information Sheet - PDF

Online Registration

Project Linus ~ A Community Service Project

Team Up with the AJSA for Project Linus

Project LinusThe AJSA Board of Trustees needs your help! They are taking on a community service project for our membership by helping out Project Linus. Project Linus is a national organization that donates hand-made blankets to children in the hospital that are critically ill. Hospitals can be a scary place for kids of all ages, and Project Linus gives something to children to make them feel secure while they are on the road to recovery.

This is where the AJSA membership comes into play. By working together as a national membership the Junior Board would like to donate at least 65 handmade fleece tie blankets made by our members; 5 made at each regional and 50 made at the National Classic, to the Project Linus chapter in Louisville, Kentucky. The Trustees have already started making a few blankets but need your help to reach our goal and maybe even exceed it. Come to Regionals and Nationals ready to tie blankets and be part of AJSA’s efforts with Project Linus.

Can’t make it to a Classic but still want to be a part of AJSA’s effort with Project Linus? Even if you are not a junior member maybe just an avid crafter, we’d still love to have your help! You can mail your blankets to the American Simmental Association office by July 4 and we’ll include them in our count and delivery to the Louisville chapter. If you’d like to donate to the cause the Trustees are fundraising to buy fleece (just $50 makes 8 blankets for infants!). For more information email

AJSA Announcements

New National Classic Lodging Scholarship -

Just one more week to apply for the National Classic Hotel Scholarship. Two lucky winners will be awarded a week’s stay at the National Classic headquarters. Be sure to send your applications in by April 15.

The AJSA National Classic Lodging Scholarship is awarded to two AJSA members annually. The scholarship pays the hotel stay costs for one standard room at the 2014 National Classic at the Crowne Plaza hotel headquarters checking in July 13 and checking out July 20. Applications due April 15, winners notified April 30.  Click here for the application.



Sally the SimmentalSally the Simmental makes plans to attend the 2014 AJSA Regional and National Classics. Be a part of the Sally the Simmental project by printing and decorating your own Sally. Can't make it to the Classics? Sally would love to join you on your summer adventures with your SimGenetics. Click here for more info.






2014 Silver and Gold Merit Awards to be Submitted Online
The 2014 Foundation Merit Awards must be submitted online by June 1. Applications are available under the scholarships tab and must be returned by email to



AJSA Annual Meeting Slated for July 14
All AJSA members are invited to attend the official AJSA Annual Membership Meeting on July 13, 2014 at the National Classic in Louisville, Kentucky. The meeting will take place in Broadbent Arena at 4 p.m.



Interview Contest Takes On New Technology

As many organizations utilize new technology in the interview process, the AJSA Board of Trustees has decided to do the same with the Interview Contest traditionally held at the National Classic. Designed to allow a broader spectrum of AJSA members to participate, the newly revamped interview contest will be conducted via Skype on July 1. Entries due June 1. Click here for more info.



AJSA Board of Trustee Candidate Requirements Amended

In an effort to broaden the experience and background of the AJSA Trustee candidates, the AJSA Board of Trustees has changed the candidate requirements to include that “AJSA Trustee candidates must have participated in at least one Regional Classic, one National Classic, and one of the following events for a total of three events, AJSA National Classic, AJSA Regional Classic, AJSA Summit, Beef Improvement Federation, and Youth Beef Industry Congress.”





Photography Contest

Video Contest

Herdsman of the Year

Eastern Regional Classic

June 18-21, 2014
Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Judge:  Chris Mullinix, Manhattan, Kansas


Information Sheet - PDF


Online Registration

North Central Regional Classic

June 18-21, 2014
Kansas State Fairgrounds
Hutchinson, Kansas
Judge:  Kevin Jensen, Courtland, Kansas


Information Sheet - PDF


Online Registration

Western Regional Classic

June 26-28, 2014
Gallatin County Fairgrounds
Bozeman, MT 59715


Information Sheet - PDF


Online Registration

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