The BGJA cultivates leadership and fellowship through promotion of the Belted Galloway breed for members of the Belted Galloway Society, Inc. who are ages 8-21 years.
The Belted Galloway Junior Association began in late 1996 as the Beltie Youth Group. During 2013, the organization was renamed the Belted Galloway Junior Association by the Council of the Belted Galloway Society, Inc. Shows, education, and activities are sponsored annually by regional Belted Galloway organizations.
The Society recognizes the Kathi Jurkowski Belted Galloway Junior Show as the national show held at the annual North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky during November. A junior program of activities and contests are held during the NAILE.
The A. H. Chatfield, Jr., Memorial Scholarship was established by members of the Belted Galloway Society to perpetuate Mr. Chatfield’s memory and legacy in the Belted Galloway breed. He provided excellent foundation stock to many newcomers to the breed through his Rockport, Maine farm known as Aldermere Farm. “Chat” was an interesting, multifaceted and unique individual who spent the latter half of his life dedicated to furthering and improving the Belted Galloway breed. Three $1000 scholarships are awarded annually.