NORTH AMERICAN LIMOUSIN JUNIOR ASSOCIATION
6205 S Main Street , Suite D-280 • Aurora , CO 80016-5370 • 303-220-1963 • www . NALF . org • Limousin @ NALF . org
Hey Y ’ all ,
The fall majors are underway and the quality of cattle is nothing less than what I expected . The NALJA board had an incredible fall board meeting in Dunlap , Iowa which was hosted by the Sullivan family and Sullivan Supply . We are incredibly blessed to have industry leaders and breeders that host us for our board meetings . Stay tuned for more information regarding the new events coming to the 2023 Junior Nationals . Invite your friends , it will be one that you don ’ t want to miss .
“ Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is looking .” I was reminded of that quote many times growing up by my parents , specifically when it came to working animals in the barn , all while maintaining a social life . I remember many cold winters I would have a barn full of sheep and heifers on feed , numerous basketball games a week , and several FFA functions to attend . Life was busy and if I am being completely honest I wanted to give half effort at times . Some nights I would only wash one heifer or only put the lambs on the treadmill for half the time , but this did not get me far . I thought to myself , if no one is down here watching me then no one will ever know .
I like to say with my older age I learn more and more . In high school , during those winters I soon realized the amount of work I would put in goes hand and hand with the amount of success I would have . At the end of the day , you will notice your hard work paying off , whether that is in a week or 20 years , eventually , your hard work and integrity will pay off .
Juniors , I challenge you to put your nose down and work harder even on those difficult days because one day you will be like me attending my last set of fall majors as a junior . I can ’ t believe it is almost time for the third annual Cattleman ’ s Congress in Oklahoma City . I am pretty partial to the fairgrounds in OKC and to the folks who put this show on , but in my opinion it will be a stellar show . I look forward to seeing everyone in Oklahoma City , but until then , keep working hard and enjoy everyday
Work Hard . Have Integrity . Stay Humble .
Wishing you the best , Shelby Hubbard , NALJA President
NALJA Board of Directors
President : Shelby Hubbard , OK Shelbyhubbard5276 @ gmail . com • 918-541-5276
Vice President : Landry Kleman , TX ltkleman @ hotmail . com • 806-673-8331
Secretary : Samantha Moore , VA 0 . samanthamoore @ gmail . com • 540-290-4339
Treasurer : Riley Smith , IL Riley . Smith103z @ gmail . com • 309-333-7772
Director : Wiley Fanta , MN rbg . 14 @ icloud . com • 320-287-0751
Director : Mikayla Askey , AZ mimaas2003 @ gmail . com • 480-338-8597
Director : Nikki Keeton , TX nkeeton @ ttu . edu • 806-786-5046
Director : Eliza Truel , OK entruel @ gmail . com • 918-982-3020
Director : Lily Mitchell , WI springcreeks @ icloud . com • 608-425-9070
Director : Ryleigh Morris , MO ryleighmorris04 @ gmail . com • 417-402-9255
Staff Advisor : Mallory Blunier Mallory @ NALF . org • 309-361-3007
Media & Activities Assistant : Taylor Dorsey Taylor @ NALF . org • 970-397-0356