September 2, 2021
Each year, progressive cattlemen gather in Kansas City, Mo., for the American Hereford Association’s (AHA) Annual Membership Meeting and Conference. Held in conjunction with the national Hereford show at the American Royal, this two-day conference features an industry trade show and educational forum to provide informational and networking opportunities for members and industry representatives.
The annual meeting and conference will be held Oct. 22–24, 2021, at the Loews Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Mo. Educational sessions will feature established speakers to discuss relevant industry topics, including Tom Field, Ph.D., Paul Engler Chair of Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Kevin Good, Vice President of Industry Relations and Analysis at CattleFax; Scott Bennett, Director of Congressional Relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation; and Dr. Scott Nordstrom, Director of New Product Development for Merck Animal Health. Attendance at the educational forum and trade show is free for AHA members and guests.
Each year the AHA, National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) and Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) are pleased to honor those who are making a significant impact in the breed and industry. During the event, Hereford Hall of Fame and Merit inductees, Golden and Century Breeders, as well as youth scholarship and award winners will be honored in special awards ceremonies.
“The AHA looks forward to hosting the annual meeting and conference to help our members stay connected with industry leading information and recognize those who are contributing greatly to the Hereford breed,” says Jack Ward, AHA Executive Vice President.
This year’s trade show and educational forum will bring together membership and allied industry partners. This is a can’t-miss opportunity for breeders, industry leaders and organizations looking to connect with the most progressive cattlemen in the beef industry.
The Annual Meeting and Conference will conclude Saturday morning after the Annual Membership Meeting where three new board members will be elected and Mark St. Pierre, El Nido, Calif.; Nate Frederickson, Spearfish, S.D.; and Joe Waggoner, Carthage, Miss.; will retire from their positions on the AHA board of directors.
Stay up to date with all information regarding the Annual Meeting and Educational Forum at https://hereford.org/events/annual-meeting/. To register for the event, please fill out the form by Oct. 15, 2021.