While the Junior National Hereford Expo promotes learning aspects of showing cattle and educational activities associated with relative contests, the NJHA's annual PRIDE (Program for Reaching Individuals Determined to Excel) Convention focuses on leadership development. Junior members, parents and advisors from all parts of the country participate in the event each year. During the three-day event, close to 100 participants listen to nationally known speakers and participate in junior board workshops, which assist in the enhancement of the individual's leadership talents, communication skills and beef-industry knowledge.
Typically PRIDE is held at land grant universities, however in 2008 the event traveled to Washington D.C., and participants got to experience our Nation’s capital.
In the past few years we have been to Idaho, Michigan, and South Dakota.
2014 Faces of Leadership PRIDE Convention
July 27-30 • Springdale, Ark.
To more evenly distribute the NJHA membership among the four regions the junior board recently approved changes to the regional map. View the new map. During the 2014 JNHE four new directors will be elected to fill three-year terms. There will be three board positions open in the Northwest, one in the Northeast, two in Southeast and two in the Southwest. NJHA director applications are due May 1.
JNHE packets mailed April 1 to all active NJHA members. Early bird deadline is May 1 and final deadline is June 1. Don't forget the new JNHE Steer Rule. Visit the JNHE Entry page for more information. Enter online at: Herefordjuniornational.com/
Bud Snidow Award and NJHA board of directors applications are due May 1. Visit the Hereford Review Room website to begin the process today.