Jacob Jones, 20, from Stillwater, Oklahoma, is the son of Monte and Tami Jones. I am a sophomore at Oklahoma State University where I plan to earn a degree in Agriculture Education. I attend school full time, work for Anderson Merchandising and work my Brangus herd in my spare time. I’m a member of the Stillwater FFA and will be receiving the American FFA Degree at the 92nd National FFA Convention this fall. I have been very active in various junior cattle organizations including; Oklahoma Junior Cattlemen's Association; Oklahoma Club Calf Association; and the International Junior Brangus Breeders Association. I have served as a director of all three organizations. I am also currently a member of the Oklahoma Collegiate Cattlemen's Association.
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.
I am currently serving my 3rd year as a director of IJBBA. I have enjoyed being a director of IJBBA. Prior to becoming a director, I attended the Legacy Leadership Conferences in Texas and Florida prior to becoming a director. This past year I got to pay it forward helping to plan and host the Legacy Leadership Conference at my university in my home town. I look forward to a future in the Brangus industry.
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."