2020 - 2021 MJCA Leadership

Board members will meet several times a year to give direction to the junior association and plan events and activities. Board members are expected to help with the MCA All-Breeds Junior Show, junior activities at the Missouri Cattle Industry Convention, and other events throughout the year. Also, board members have the opportunity to attend Youth Beef Industry Council, which is held every other year. 


Lauren Gilbert

Lauren Gilbert lives in Oldfield, Missouri on her family’s cow-calf operation, where they raise both Angus and commercial cattle. She is active on all aspects of the ranch and shows Angus cattle with her brother, Paden, at the local, state, regional, and national levels.Lauren recently graduated from Chadwick High School. In the fall she plans on attending the University of Missouri to pursue a major in Agricultural Communications and Leadership.

Oldfield, Missouri


Carson Hoth

Carson Hoth will be starting his senior year at McDonald County High School this August. He is excited to be serving as the President Elect this upcoming year. Carson is a third generation cattle rancher from southwest Missouri where he raises commercial cow/calf pairs with his father and grandfather. Serving on the board has been one of Carson's proudest accomplishments and he is humbled by the position he's been elected to! Carson would like to thank the Newton/McDonald County Cattlemen's Association for everything they have done, with big help from Nick Neece, Ronnie Rogers, Warren Townsend, and Andrew Sherman. 

Anderson, Missouri


Tyler Sprenkle

Born and raised in Anderson, Missouri, Tyler Sprenkle is a 3rd generation cattle producer. Tyler is currently an incoming senior at McDonald County High School. He is actively involved in his local FFA Chapter and has been a member of the Missouri Junior Cattlemen's Association for the past three years. Tyler is excited to serve as your 2020-2021 MJCA Vice President.

Anderson, Missouri

Secretary/ Treasurer

Ethan Vanderwert

Born in Columbia, Missouri, Ethan Vanderwert is a 6th generation cattlemen. Ethan will be a junior next year at Rock Bridge High School. He is involved in FFA, FCA, Rock Bridge bass fishing, and Rock Bridge Golf. Ethan has been a member of Missouri Cattlemen's for 4 years. Ethan is excited to serve as your MJCA 2020-2021 secretary/treasurer.

Columbia, Missouri

Membership/Public Relations 

Avery Schiereck

From El Dorado Springs, Missouri, Avery Schiereck is a part of her grandparents cow/calf operation. She is currently a Senior at El Dorado Springs High School and is President of her FFA chapter. She’s been a member of the Missouri Junior Cattlemen’s Association for 7 years. Avery is so excited to serve as the Public Relations/Membership Director!

El Dorado Springs, Missouri

Region Vice-President

Morgan Crutsinger

Morgan is from Whitewater, Missouri. It is there, at Crutsinger Hereford Farms, that she raises her very own registered Hereford cattle and competes at shows across the U.S. She is actively involved in many things, including 4H, FFA, and the Missouri Junior Hereford Association. She is currently serving as the 2020 Missouri Hereford Queen. Morgan will be attending the University of Missouri - Columbia this fall to pursue a degree in Ag Education. She is looking forward to working closely with all those involved in the cattle industry, along with making many lifelong connections!

Whitewater, Missouri

Region Vice-President

Jacob Heinsz

Jacob Heinsz hails from Moscow Mills, Missouri.  He is a senior at Troy Buchanan High School, where he is active in the Troy FFA Chapter and TBHS Marching Band Program.   In his spare time Jacob enjoys working with his grandfather and family on their 100 year old farm.  Jacob's pride and joy are his 5 registered Hereford cows.  His motto is:  Don't take life to serious, tomorrow is another day and always remember to smile!

Moscow Mills

Region Vice-President

Lauren Crutsinger

Lauren Crutsinger is an upcoming senior this year at Delta High School. Lauren has been involved in the cattle industry for the past 9 years. Beyond actively showing registered Herefords Lauren also shows market hogs.  She looks forward to serving the Missouri Junior Cattleman’s members throughout the 2020-2021 year. 

Whitewater, Missouri

Region Vice-President

Isaac Rhode

Isaac Rhode is from Stewartsville, Missouri. There, he raises purebred Angus and Hereford cattle with his family on their farm. His is an upcoming senior at East Buchanan High School and in addition to being involved in the livestock industry, Isaac participates in FFA, 4-H, National Honor Society, student council and plays varsity football and golf. When he graduates from high school Isaac plans to pursue a degree in animal science.

Stewartsville, Missouri

Region Vice-President

Trista McDannald

Trista McDannald hails from Rocheport, Missouri. This year, Trista will be an incoming senior at Hickman High School. She is very involved with the Columbia FFA Chapter and loves to spend her free time with her friends.

Rocheport, Missouri

Region Vice-President

Cameron Parrish

Cameron Parrish is a 4th generation row crop and beef producer. Cameron is an upcoming senior at El Dorado Springs High School. He’s involved in the local FFA chapter as well as the 4-H club. He can't wait to serve this year as your Region 6 Vice President .

El Dorado Springs, Missouri

Region Vice-President

Lucas Crutcher

Lucas Crutcher currently lives in Fair Grove, Missouri. He and his family operate a small cow/calf operation where they raise mostly purebred charolais cattle, but also raise and show many other breeds. Lucas is looking forward to his first year on the junior cattleman’s board as the Region 7 Vice President and he hopes to serve the Missouri Junior Cattlemen's Association well.

Fair Grove, Missouri

Any MJCA member between the ages of 16 and 20 is eligible for a position on the Junior Board.

Elections are held during the MCA All-Breeds Junior Show each June. To be eligible for election, applicants must complete and submit an application. Interviews for positions will be held on Friday, June 11 in the Youth Building. A slate of officers will be selected by our panel of judges and the slate will be presented for a vote during the Annual MJCA Meeting held Friday afternoon.