Important Notice from the AJMAA – Venue Change for the Junior National!

The show will go on!

From the American Junior Maine-Anjou Association:

“Important NJHS Announcement – Please read this carefully.


This is not a cancellation. We understand this doesn’t have a lot of concrete answers, but we are working hard for our members.


The staff of the AMAA & ACA have been continually monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 and its impacts on our upcoming National Junior Heifer Show. The well-being and health of our families is our top priority.
During the past few weeks, we have been in contact with our facility in Lima, monitoring the reopening of Ohio and how that will affect our event June 28-July 4. We were able to have a conversation with the Ohio governor’s office this week and we received the news that we will not be able to continue as planned with our show in Lima. This is not the news we were hoping for and we are disappointed that we cannot go to Ohio, but we must respect the decisions of state officials.


We are diligently exploring options for an alternative location, but at this time we do not have any confirmations. We realize our event this year will look and feel different than it has in the past, but we are doing everything we can to still hold an event for our juniors, however, we must be cognizant of the guidelines regarding social distancing and group gatherings and what can be accomplished without compromising these guidelines.

At this time, we will be extending the entry deadline. If we are able to secure an alternate location and it does not work for you to attend, we will refund your entry fees. In the event of a complete cancellation, all entry fees will be refunded. Please note, refunds will not be issued until we have a firm answer about the event. If you have questions regarding your entries please feel free to contact us.


Please continue to watch our Facebook pages and websites for information. We will release information as we have it to keep you informed and up to date. As the event draws near, it may be necessary to make changes in order to comply with federal and state mandates and we will make announcements as necessary.


We appreciate your patience and support as we navigate this uncertain time. Our organizations are doing our best to make decisions that will not only keep our families healthy and safe, but to ensure a successful event.


Hang in there! We’re working hard for you.”

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