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Australian Intern Joins the American Hereford Association

July 6, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The American Hereford Association (AHA) welcomed Charlotte Nugent, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, to the team on Friday, June 23. Nugent will assist the ambassador team and communications team during the 2023 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Madison, Wis.

Nugent joins the AHA all the way from Australia, where she is entering her final year at Charles Sturt University. She plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture business management in October 2023. Post-graduation, she intends to pursue a master’s degree in agricultural communications through Texas Tech University, beginning in August 2024.

During her studies, Nugent has had many different opportunities. She received an Angus Australia internship in 2021 and worked in the organization’s sire benchmarking program. She was named an AgriFutures Australia Horizon Scholar in 2022, which provided her with the opportunity to join the AHA for a summer internship. Outside of her studies and internships, Nugent is the current chair of the Australian Red Angus Youth Council and has been heavily involved in the cattle industry for many years.

Nugent is excited to join the AHA team, with hopes of gaining a broader understanding of the global beef industry, its breeding and other practices. She looks forward to attending JNHE, where she will gain firsthand experience in event management. She plans to utilize the skills and knowledge she learns from her time with the AHA to further develop youth livestock programs in Australia.

“The AHA is excited to have Charlotte on the team and to utilize her skillset for our hallmark event of the summer,” says, Taylor Belle Matheny, AHA director of communications and digital content.


The American Hereford Association, with headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the largest U.S. beef breed associations. The not-for-profit organization along with its subsidiaries — Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC, Hereford Publications Inc. (HPI) and American Beef Records Association (ABRA) — provides programs and services for its members and their customers, while promoting the Hereford breed and supporting education, youth and research. For press releases and photos, visit