Kansas youth elected to lead International Junior Brangus Association

Members of the International Junior Brangus Breeders Association recently converged upon Hutchinson, Kansas, for their annual marquee event, the National Junior Brangus Show. Over 100 junior cattle exhibitors from 10 states brought over 300 head of Brangus cattle to the Kansas State Fairgrounds for a week full of showing cattle, skill building contests and all around fun!

The week concluded with the IJBBA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet where Atchison, Kansas resident, Kendra Brull was elected as the 2018-2019 IJBBA President. Becoming only the third Kansas member in over 40 years to hold this elite office, Brull was first elected to her seat on the IJBBA Board of Directors in July of 2014. Since her election, she has played an important role in the recent growth and development of new and exciting opportunities for IJBBA such as the IJBBA Legacy Leadership Conference. Just last year she has served as Reporter for the association and completely revitalized the association’s social media presence. Additionally, Brull played an integral role in getting the NJBS to come to the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas, as well as in the execution of one of the most successful events in history.

Brull is currently a senior at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, where she is majoring in Health and Physical Education and minoring in Business Administration. A staple of the IJBBA and NJBS barns since she was old enough to get around, Brull has been actively involved in IJBBA for 14 years. She has vast amounts of leadership experience serving in multiple capacities through her 4-H tenure along with varsity and collegiate women’s basketball. Brull brings level thinking, motivation and dedication to the president postion as well as strong leadership and years of experience as she assumes the reins and works to keep IJBBA moving forward.