Applications are accepted from youth within the age group 8 to 15 years as of January 1 of that current year. They must also be a 4-H or FFA member who is in good standing with their club/chapter. Previous winners of the BWCAA Youth Heifer Program are ineligible. All applications must be received by the BWCAA office by July 15 of the current year and will be reviewed by an independent selection committee. The heifer will be owned jointly with the BWCAA until program completion. Completion of the program occurs when the heifer’s first calf is reinvested into the Heifer for Youth program and which time the participant will receive full ownership of the heifer.