Cecelia Knott is currently is a sophomore studying Business Administration at Bob Jones University.
Knott grew up in Mackinaw, Ill. She began showing registered Boer goats in 2014, and the family (including ABGA Director Sam Knott, her father) quickly expanded their herds to include 200 head of Boer goats. The family has sold goats across the Unites States and exported animals to other countries as well. Outside of goats, Knott’s family maintains a small herd of Simmental cattle.
She previously served as secretary and president of JABGA.
In high school, Knott was a member of her local 4-H club and served on the Student Leadership Team at her church. She is now a member of the University Business Association at Bob Jones University. Knott has also operated her own handmade jewelry business (Cecelia Claire Designs).
She enjoys outdoor activities, like hiking and kayaking, crafting and reading.
Regardless of what she pursues after graduation, Knott is interested in staying connected to agriculture, and possibly working within cosmetology or another family business.
As JABGA President, Knott is excited to explore new ways to grow the industry as a whole and further improve JABGA’s Regional Show series and provide education and mentoring to younger members.