The search for the 62nd National Jersey Queen is underway. The 62nd National Jersey Queen will promote the Jersey breed and represent members of the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) throughout the year at local, state and national events, including the 2020 AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings in Portland, Ore. Her activities are featured on Facebook.
New rules have expanded opportunities for participation in the selection process, which will take place November 9, 10, 11, 2019, during The All American Jersey Shows and Sales in Louisville, Ky.
Any female member (junior or lifetime) of the AJCA between the ages of 16 and 22 as of January 1, 2019, may participate. Applications must be received in the AJCA office not later than October 15.
Participants will interview with a three-member judging panel on Friday evening, November 8. They will also be evaluated on Jersey-related activities and essay responses, proposed platform, general dairy and Jersey breed knowledge, and public speaking.
Over the next two days, they will assist with The All American Junior Jersey Show and the National Jersey Jug Futurity.
The 2019 National Jersey Queen will be announced at the national junior awards banquet held on Saturday evening, November 9. Two alternate queens will also be selected.
The new Queen will succeed current Queen, Abby Shaw of Oxford, Mass. Her year of service will begin with her introduction to open the National Jersey Jug Futurity on November 10. The Queen and court will assist with The All American Jersey Sale following the Futurity, then present the sashes as the Jersey All Americans of 2019 are selected on November 11 in The 67th All American Jersey Show.
The complete schedule of events, contest elements and judging scorecard are found on the USJersey website. The application can be downloaded as a Word document.
The Charlene Nardone National Jersey Queen Fund Scholarships provides $1,000 in scholarships for the Queen and alternates, plus financial support for the Queen’s travel after her selection. For more information about participating in or supporting the National Jersey Queen development program, contact the AJCA Communications Department at 614/861-3636. Or send an email with “National Jersey Queen” in the subject line.
The All American Jersey Show & Sale is an annual production of the American Jersey Cattle Association, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Approximately 100 Jersey breeders from across the United States serve on the All American planning committees, which meet annually in March.