October 26, 2021
Pictured (l to r) are Kathy Buccholtz, HYFA scholarship committee, Kira Sayre, Arzenville, Ill., and Ray Ramsey, HYFA president.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — High achieving Hereford youth were awarded numerous scholarships during the 2021 American Hereford Association Annual Meeting and Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 22. In a special awards ceremony, the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) and its army of donors proudly awarded $160,000 in scholarships to 24 National Junior Hereford Association members to help support their higher-education goals.
The 2021 Fauquier Farms, Bob & Lucy Kube Scholarship, sponsored by HYFA is a $2,500 scholarship given in recognition of the many years Bob Kube served on the HYFA board of directors. Kube’s passion for youth and his commitment to future generations is acknowledged in this scholarship that honors a young student who shows leadership outside of the Hereford circles and into his or her community.
Kira Sayre from Arenzville, Ill., is the $2,500 Bob & Lucy Kube Scholarship winner. Sayre is the daughter of Tim and Tracie Sayre and a junior at Colorado State University, double majoring in animal and equine science with the goal of going back to manage the family’s Hereford operation, while still maintaining her passion for horses.
The scholarship fund is the cornerstone of HYFA and countless youth are the benefactors of its mission. This last fiscal year, the foundation celebrated net assets reaching an all time high of 5.4 million dollars and $186,000 was given back to Hereford youth to assist with their college educations.
The Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) was established in 1986 and is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated exclusively to scholarship and educational support of youth in the business of raising Hereford cattle. The mission of the Hereford Youth Foundation of America is to encourage, recognize and reward the development of life skills and values in the next generation of leaders by providing education, scholarship and leadership opportunities for Hereford Youth.