Applications were evaluated by a committee appointed by Merriam and chaired by AJCA Director and chair of the Development Committee, Sam Bok. Selection was based on merit, motivation and preparation for the program as reflected in the written application and goal statement.
Presenters will include representatives of key support agencies and allied industry. The group will also meet and interact with leaders from the Jersey community to gain their unique insights about the future of the dairy business with a specific focus on the Jersey cow.
All program costs, including round-trip transportation for participants, are paid by the Academy.
The Jersey Youth Academy is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation administered by the American Jersey Cattle Association. Contributors represent a broad spectrum of Jersey breeder and dairy industry support.