The Wisconsin Junior Shorthorn Association strives to provide quality support to junior members by promoting the value and integrity of Shorthorn cattle, by providing quality educational events and activities, and creating opportunities for leadership and networking.

Board of Directors

WJSA is lead by a board of directors who are elected at the State Show in June each year. Board members must be 12-21 years old by January 1st to serve on the board.

Junior Membership

WJSA is open to all youth ages 8 to 21 as of January 1st who are interested in Shorthorn and ShorthornPlus cattle. All paid members will be listed in the WSA Directory.

Junior Newsletters

Junior newsletters help recap the year for junior members.


WSA offers scholarships to students beginning or continuing their education in a post-secondary program. Applicant must be a dues paying member of WJSA, pursue a post-secondary degree, show cattle above the county level, and have a satisfactory scholastic record. Applications must be postmarked or submitted by June 1st.

2021 Scholarship Application Available! Due May 15, 2021

2019 Recipients

2018 Recipients

Cole Chapman- Dalton, WI

Hannah Schultz- Seymour, WI

Wisconsin Shorthorn Lassies

The Wisconsin Lassie Program is an opportunity for young ladies ages 15 to 21 to promote Shorthorns and the Wisconsin Shorthorn and Junior Shorthorn Associations.

2021 Lassies

Wisconsin Lassie Queen- Taylor Fearing

Wisconsin Lassie Princess- Kylee Stelzer

Wisconsin Lassie Princess- Kaylee Chapman

Additional Princesses still eligible for application due January 15, 2021.

Lassie Advisors

Lisa Schlimgen, 608-576-1313, dreamy280@mhtc.net

Hannah Olsen, 920-789-9404, hannah.olsen0@gmail.com

Lassie Princess Application ->

American Junior Shorthorn Association

National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference

Wisconsin Junior Shorthorn Association members are encouraged to attend the National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference. The event moves around the country and is typically held in June or July each year. Exhibitors must be a paid member of the American Junior Shorthorn Association to participate in the cattle show and youth contests.

Please visit www.shorthorn.org and select the Junior tab for further event information.

2019 National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference

Participants from Wisconsin

American Junior Shorthorn Association Board of Directiors and National Lassie Queens

2017-2018: Hannah Olsen, National Alternation Shorthorn Lassie Queen

2015-2018: Damin Hadorn-Papke, American Junior Shorthorn Association Director

2013-2015: Mackenzie Cash, American Junior Shorthorn Association Director

Friend of WJSA

The Wisconsin Junior Shorthorn Association established the Friend of WJSA Award in 2012 to recognize those who actively show support for Shorthorn youth to help make WJSA a successful organization. The award is presented annually and is selected by members who attend the Junior meeting at the Wisconsin State Shorthorn Show.

2019 Friend of WJSA Recipients

Connie Lehman

-Lehman Shorthorns-

2018 Recipient- Terry and Dianne Kegley, Kegley Show Supplies

2017 Recipient- Eric Johnson, WSA member

2016 Recipient- Melinda Orebaugh, WSA Treasurer

2015 Recipient- Sue Finley, Midwest Herdsman

2014 Recipient- Steve Denzer, WSA President

2013 Recipient- Lisa Schlimgen, WJSA Advisor