Jacob Jones, 20, from Stillwater, Oklahoma, is a sophomore at Northern Oklahoma College - Stillwater where he is working towards a degree in Agriculture Education. Jacob attends school full time; works for Anderson Merchandising and enjoys working with his Brangus herd. Jacob is entering his 4th year as a director of IJBBA.
Jacob’s involvement with Brangus began in 2007 when his brother Justin first exhibited a Brangus heifer at the National Junior Brangus Show in Monroe, Louisiana. The National Junior Brangus Show and the OJCA Summer Preview Show are Jacob’s two favorite shows because they are not only about showing cattle.
If you were to describe yourself as an animal, what would it be and why? A Bear, a large animal, but is strong and reliable.
If you could choose your last meal, what would it be? Country-Fried Steak with corn bread, and a side mashed potatoes and gravy, and a side of sweet corn, and a big glass of root beer
What was your favorite childhood toy? G.I. Joe Figurines
What is/was your dream job? Ag Teacher
What is your favorite season and why? Summer, because I always enjoy the National Junior Brangus Show every year.
What is your favorite quote? “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt
What would be your spirit animal and why? An Eagle, because this was the symbol of high achievement in the boy scouts, and the famous symbol in the FFA that serves as a reminder of our freedom and the ability to explore new horizons for the future of Agriculture.
What is your biggest fear? Getting Arrested
What is your strangest talent? I can sing like George Strait.
What Advice Do You Have For Young IJBBA Members?
"Get involved early. Don’t let the fear of failure stop you from trying."