Let our Office Staff Assist You

To contact via email click on the staff member's name below. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Central Time. You can call the Association office at 816-842-3757. 

Administrative Staff

Jack Ward, Executive Vice President
Leslie Mathews, Chief Financial Officer
Shane Bedwell, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Breed Improvement
Stacy Sanders,  Director of Records Department
Amy Cowan, Director of Youth Activities and Foundation
Trey Befort, Director of Commercial Programs
Bailey Clanton, National Shows Coordinator and Youth Activities Assistant
SyAnn Foster, Education and Information Service  Coordinator
Anne Stuart, Executive Assistant
Katy Holdener, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Kaylen Baker, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Records Department: records@hereford.org

Tena Martin, Records Supervisor
Tara Edwards, Customer Service
Linda Farris, Receptionist
Kristy Kesner, Customer Service
Laura Loschke, Customer Service
Toni Shapiro, Customer Service
Katrisha Shoup, Customer Service
Lata Taula, Customer Service
Nancy Thomas, Customer Service

Certified Hereford Beef Staff

Amari Manning, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer
Mick Welch, Vice President of Sales
Trey Befort, Director of Commercial Programs
Ron Santoro, Northeast Region Brand Manager
Anne Stuart, Business Analyst
Katy Holdener, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Kaylen Baker, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

 

Hereford World Staff

Joe Rickabaugh, Director of Field Management and Seedstock Marketing
Caryn Vaught, Production Manager
Julie White, Editor
Sara Gugelmeyer, Assistant Editor
Alison Marx, Advertising Coordinator
Nicole Crosson, Creative Services Coordinator
Christy Benigno, Editorial Designer/Assistant
Bruce Huxol, Graphic Designer
Sean Jersett, Graphic Designer
Debbie Rush, Production Assistant

Latest News

Midland Bull Test Looking for High Quality Hereford Genetics

Midland Bull Test is a proven program that measures genetic performance potential of individuals or sire groups. Consignors receive objective and accurate reporting and reap the benefits of aggressive marketing and promotion. MBT has consistently topped the sales across the U.S and is proud of its elite list of MBT Graduates. MBT offers breeders the opportunity to performance test herd sire prospects and progeny groups in an optimal bull test environment. For more information on Midland Bull Test, contact Sheila Hildebrand at 406-322-5597.

Barber Ranch Donates Lot 1 Foundation Female

The Hereford Youth Foundation of America is honored to have the support of Barber Ranch, Channing, Texas, who will donate the Lot 1 Foundation Female to lead off the Mile High Night Sale Friday, Jan. 13 during the National Western Livestock Show in Denver, Colo. 

Tissue Sample Unit Now Available for DNA Sample Collection

The American Hereford Association partnered with Allflex to release Tissue Sampling Units as a new method for producers to collect herd DNA samples. TSUs can be used at any point in an animal's life, but offer a reduced-stress option since the procedure can be done while tagging, rather than adding an additional step to pull blood or hair. A TSU can be purchased from the AHA for $2. A customizable five-digit alphanumeric Allflex tag and TSU unit can also be purchased together for $3.75/unit. 

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