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The American Hereford Association Annual Membership Meeting and Conference is held each fall in Kansas City, MO., and brings together the membership for a trade show, educational sessions, Honorees Reception and meeting where three new members of the Board of Directors are elected. Over 500 Hereford enthusiasts will flood the streets of Kansas City for a weekend full of celebrating the breed, the industry, and its producers.

Annual Meeting Schedule

Make plans to join us for the 2023 AHA Annual Membership Meeting and Conference held Oct. 19-22, at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown in Kansas City, Mo. Please register for the event by, Oct. 11, here. To download the schedule, click here.

Annual Meeting Preview

Educational Forum

Newly Elected Board Members

Jerry Delaney Photo Outdoors

Jerry Delaney

Lake Benton, Minn.

Jerry Delaney, from Lake Benton, Minn., is a lifetime member of the American Hereford Association (AHA). Jerry owns and operates Delaney Herefords Inc. alongside his wife, Shelly; son, Nick; and daughter-in-law, Holly. Jerry and Shelly have five children: Katie, Jaci, Marty, Michael and Nick. The couple also has 12 grandchildren. Jerry’s grandkids have rejuvenated his excitement for the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) and the opportunities the organization offers young people.

The Delaney herd consists of 180 cows and 80 replacement heifers. Delaney Herefords Inc. partners with Atkins Herefords in Tea, S.D., to offer their top heifer calves for sale in the fall and sells bulls and bred females in a joint annual sale in January. The Delaney family will hold its 14th annual sale with Atkins Herefords in January 2024 and its female sale with Atkins Herefords in September 2023. In addition to the cow herd, the Delaney family sells embryos and farms 1,200 acres of corn and soybeans, along with 600 acres of hay and pasture.

The Delaney family has been raising quality registered Hereford cattle for more than 85 years, beginning with a Hereford heifer as Jerry’s dad Jack’s 4-H project in 1936. Delaney Herefords Inc. continued to build its herd and was officially established as a corporation by Jack in 1969. In addition to his AHA membership, Jerry is a lifetime member of the Minnesota Hereford Association (MHA) and has served as a director and president. Jerry was MHA president during the merger of the polled and horned associations. Additionally, Jerry is a member of the South Dakota Hereford Association.

Jerry has served on the executive board of the Minnesota Beef Expo since its inception and is the current president of the Lincoln County Fair Board. Jerry is a past director on the Lake Benton Farmers Elevator Board and a member of the Minnesota Cattlemen’s Association and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. The Delaney family received the Lincoln County Farm Family of the Year Award in 2021. In March of 2023, Jerry was inducted into the Minnesota Livestock Breeders Hall of Fame alongside his dad Jack, who received the honor in 1983.

Delaney Herefords Inc. has consigned to the National Hereford Sale and the Minnesota Go-Pher the Purple Sale and has exhibited cattle at multiple national Hereford shows. Delaney Herefords Inc. uses a combination of embryo transfer, AI and genomics to continually improve its herd.

Scott Sullivan Photo Outdoors

Scott Sullivan

Grannis, Ark.

Scott Sullivan is a fourth-generation rancher from Grannis, Ark. He and his wife, Sherry, are the owners of Triple S Ranch, where they run 150 Hereford cows and 300 head of commercial cattle, along with a backgrounding operation.

Scott graduated from Southern Arkansas University in 1983 with his bachelor’s degree in agricultural business. A large part of his education occurred on the ranch, learning from his father and grandfather. Scott and his wife do not have children of their own but are active with their local 4-H and FFA chapters. Scott and Sherry work to get local youth involved in the cattle industry. They offer cattle at an affordable price and help with the breeding process if the kids purchase a heifer. Scott has a buyback program in the fall where he purchases and backgrounds approximately 500 calves from his bull customers. Scott’s goal is to offer his customers worry-free calving, while providing genetics that create profit opportunity from pasture to plate. Scott and Sherry work to find replacement heifers and AI bulls to continually improve their herd’s genetics.

Scott is a fourth-generation farmer who has been involved with the Hereford breed his entire life. He served on the board of directors for the Magnolia Hereford Association from 2008-2022 and served as the president from 2011-2022. He was the president of the Sevier County Cattlemen’s Association twice and was a member of the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) board of directors twice. Scott also served on his local church board and was a council chairman.

Before returning to the family ranch, Scott worked for Arkansas Farm Bureau for 14 years. Since 2009, he has been serving as the legislative officer for the Farm Credit Associations of Arkansas and Southern Arkansas University.

Scott is currently a member of the Magnolia Hereford Association and the Northeast Texas Hereford Association. He is serving on the ACA executive committee and on the Sevier County developmental board. He is also a member of the Arkansas State Fair board.

Scott received the ACA Lifetime Service Award in 2018. Triple S Ranch earned recognition in 2022 from the American Hereford Association (AHA) as a Platinum Total Performance Records (TPR) Breeder. From 2003-2009 Scott served as an Arkansas State Representative. During his term, he served as speaker pro-tempore. He also was the chair of the legislative council.

Cindy Pribil Headshot

Cindy Pribil

Hennessey, Okla.

Cindy Pribil, Hennessey, Okla., is a fourth-generation cattle breeder. She and her husband, Roger, have two children, Elizabeth and Ryan. Cindy’s family, along with her sister and brother-in-law, Tanya and Chris Cameron, own and operate 4B Herefords.

Cindy is the managing partner for her family’s cattle operation, where they run a 275-head cow herd consisting of registered and commercial females. Their herd includes a mix of registered Hereford and Angus cows, which occupy 2,000 acres of native and improved grass pastures. In addition to the seedstock and commercial cow herds, they farm 1,200 acres of rotational crops with Cindy’s nephew.

Growing up, Cindy was an active member of the Oklahoma Junior Polled Hereford Association, where she served as an officer. Showing polled Herefords, she traveled to many different junior national shows. Cindy graduated high school in 1985 and continued her education at Oklahoma State University (OSU). She graduated from OSU with her bachelor’s degree in animal science in 1989. Upon graduation, Cindy was named a top 10 graduate from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. While attending OSU, Cindy was a member of the 1988 OSU livestock judging team. She was named the high individual at the 1988 American Royal livestock judging contest.

Cindy’s children are current students at OSU. They both assist on the farm from time to time and are active members of the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA). Elizabeth and Ryan have participated in the Fed Steer Shootout for multiple years and currently own several cows in the operation.

Prior to returning home to her family farm, Cindy worked for ACE Land and Cattle Co., Skiatook, Okla., for three years. She then managed the purebred beef cattle herd at OSU for 11 years. She also served as a director on the Oklahoma Angus Association board. Cindy was an advisor for the Oklahoma Junior Polled Hereford Association and a Sunday school leader at her church. In addition to running 4B Herefords, Cindy is serving as a director on the OSU animal science alumni board. 4B Herefords is an active member in the Oklahoma Hereford Association and was named the Commercial Breeder of the Year in 2020.

National Hereford Queen Candidates

Jalyn Davis State Queen 2023 Headshot
Maple Hill, Kan.

Jalyn Davis

Jalyn Davis, 19, is the daughter of Danny and Amanda Davis. As a little girl, Jalyn was picked to be princess of the day and has dreamt of serving as National Hereford Queen ever since. Being a spokesperson, advocate and role model for the breed that she has grown up with would be fulfilling a lifelong goal. Jalyn is a freshman at Butler Community College and is part of the livestock judging team and Collegiate Farm Bureau. She plans on continuing her education at Kansas State University and majoring in agricultural marketing.

Abby Johnson State Queen 2023 Headshot
Madison, Va.

Abby Johnson

Abby Johnson is the 18-year-old daughter of Carol and Joe Johnson. She hopes to be crowned National Hereford Queen to be a role model for other young women in agriculture and to promote agricultural education. Abby is a freshman studying agribusiness and applied economics at Virginia Tech. She plans to return home to her family’s cattle operation after college and continue their legacy of beef cattle production, while also implementing new technologies and economic programs. She also hopes to increase her herd of more than 70 registered Herefords while continuing genetic improvements and herd development.

Madison Maupin State Queen 2023 Headshot
Eagleville, Tenn.

Madison Maupin

Madison Maupin is the 18-year-old daughter of Jason and Angela Maupin. If selected to serve as National Hereford Queen, Madison plans to promote the breed and the Association, encourage new members and youth participation, advocate for breeders of all sizes, and support the many opportunities provided by the breed. Madison attends the University of Tennessee at Martin, majoring in animal science with a minor in agricultural business. She is active on campus and on her family’s Hereford operation. In the future, Madison plans to obtain a doctorate in animal science with a concentration in genetics and reproduction and pursue a career in biotechnology and cattle reproduction.

Marie Prodell State Queen 2023 Headshot
Algoma, Wis.

Marie Prodell

Marie Prodell, 21, is the daughter of Shawn and Jenny Prodell. She hopes to be crowned the next National Hereford Queen because she wants to make a difference in the Hereford industry by sharing her story as a first-generation Hereford breeder. This industry developed Marie into the person she is today and helped steer her toward her future career. Marie is a senior at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, studying agricultural business and animal science. When she graduates, she hopes to continue her education in graduate school, studying meat science while expanding her Hereford operation and starting an agricultural event planning business.

Elaina Walsh State Queen 2023 Headshot
Godfrey, Ill.

Elaina Walsh

Elaina Walsh, the 19-year-old daughter of Tim and Becky Walsh, is a fifth-generation Hereford breeder. She believes being crowned the next National Hereford Queen would be a prestigious honor because she has a true passion for the breed. After serving as both the Illinois Hereford Princess and Queen, Elaina is eager to continue to serve as an ambassador for the breed and be a role model for others. She is currently a freshman at Illinois State University, majoring in biology on the pre-med track for optometry. After graduation, Elaina will continue her education in a Doctor of Optometry program.

2023 Headquarter Hotel

Kansas City Marriott Downtown
200 W 12th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

Phone: 816-421-6800

The hotel garage has a clearance of 6’6”. The spaces in the Marriott garage do not accommodate dual rear wheeled trucks. Find alternative parking information at the link below.

Find CHB served at local restaurants and on display in these retail cases.

Hereford House
Independence

19721 East Jackson Drive
Independence, MO 64057

Leawood

5001 Town Center Drive
Leawood, KS 66211

Zona Rosa

8661 North Stoddard Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64153

Shawnee

17244 Midland Drive
Shawnee, KS 66217

Pierpont's At Union Station

30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108

The Majestic Restaurant

931 Broadway Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64105

Hen House Market

11721 Roe Ave
Leawood, KS 66211

Mr. Brews Taphouse

3140 Iowa St. Ste 106
Lawrence, KS 66046

Voting Delegates By State

Each state Hereford association elects delegates to represent their association at the American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Meeting. Delegates vote on the candidates competing for positions on the Board of Directors. Below are this year’s delegates.

Alabama

No delegates nominated.

Arizona/Nevada

Donald Brumley

Brumley Farms
Orovada, Nev.

Arkansas

Phillip Moon

Moon Herefords
Harrison

Sherry Sullivan

Triple S Ranch
Grannis

California

Tyler Coleman

Sierra Ranches
Modesto

Carrie Morrell

Morrell Ranches
Willows

Colorado

Jane Evans Cornelius

Coyote Ridge Ranch
La Salle

Marshall Ernst

Ernst Herefords
Winsor

Idaho

Guy Colyer

Colyer Herefords
Bruneau

Katie Colyer

Colyer Herefords
Bruneau

Sam Shaw

Shaw Cattle Co.
Caldwell

Illinois

Kent Burns

Burns Polled Herefords
Coulterville

Joe Ellis

Ellis Farms
Chrisman

Roger Jennings

Jennings Land & Cattle
Palmyra

Steve Lorenzen

Lorenzen Farms
Chrisman

Mark Stephens

Stephens Hereford Farms
Taylorville

Indiana

Sarah Beth Aubrey

Aubrey Cattle Co.
Zionsville

Jill Duncan

Able Acres
Wingate

Lee Elzemeyer

Elzemeyer Polled Herefords
Richmond

Bruce Everhart

Everhart Farms
Waldron

Iowa

Thad Espenscheid

Espenscheid Cattle
Traer

Tom Heidt

K7 Herefords
Lockridge

Anthony Monroe

Baja Cattle
Truro

Mike Simpson

Simpson Polled Herefords
Redfield

Shayne Wiese

Wiese & Sons
Manning

Kansas

Alex Acheson

Wichita

Craig Beran

B&D Herefords
Claflin

David Breiner

Mill Creek Ranch
Alma

Dean Davis

Davis Herefords
Maple Hill

Tom Granzow

Granzow Herefords
Herington

Gus Gustafson

Gustafson Herefords
Junction City

Jan Oleen

Oleen Bros.
Dwight

Kevin Schultz

Sandhill Farms LLC
Haviland


Kentucky

Andrew Matheny

Matheny Herefords
Mays Lick

Dale Stith

Mays Lick

Tim Wolf

Wolf Farm
Alexandria

Louisiana

Paula Skipper

Skipper Farms
Delhi

Michigan

Jill Bielema

Grand Meadows Farm
Ada

Minnesota

Ross Carlson

Carlson Farms
Murdock

Jerry Delaney

Delaney Herefords Inc.
Lake Benton

David Kitchell

DaKitch Hereford Farms
Ada

Daryl Rupprecht

Rangeline Cattle
Thief River Falls


Mississippi

Ryan McGuffee

McGuffee Polled Herefords
Mendenhall

Don Sims

S & W Polled Herefords
Burnsville

Joe Waggoner

Waggoner Cattle Co. LLC
Jackson



Missouri

Jim Bellis

JD Bellis Family Herefords
Aurora

Jonathan Davis Bellis

Aurora

Larry Day

Day’s Family Farm
Pilot Grove

Marty Lueck

Mountain Grove

Travis McConnaughy

WMC Cattle Co.
Wasola

Jim Reed

Reed Farms
Green Ridge

John Ridder

Falling Timber Farm
Marthasville

Glen Waters

Waters Farms
Norborne

Montana

Mark Cooper

Cooper Hereford Ranch
Willow Creek

Jack Holden

Holden Herefords
Valier

Fred McMurry

McMurry Cattle Co.
Billings



Dale Venhuizen

Churchill Cattle Co.
Manhattan



Nebraska

Doug Bolte

Blueberry Hill Farms Inc.
Norfolk

Joe Brockman

Lawrence

Marie Farr

XA Cattle
Moorefield

Mark Landgren

Landgren Ranch
Bartlett

Kendi Miigerl

Ravenna



Brett Nelson

Nelson Herefords
Burwell



Arthur Olsen

Olsen Ranches Inc.
Harrisburg

Ronald Schutte

Alfred Schutte & Sons
Guide Rock

Russ Tegtmeier

Clarence Tegtmeier & Sons
Burchard

Jim Williams

Valley View Cattle Co.
Kearney



New England
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and
Vermont)

No delegates nominated.

New Mexico

Cliff Copeland

Copeland & Sons LLC
Nara Visa

Bill King

Bill King Ranch
Moriarty

Becky King-Spindle

King Herefords
Moriarty



New York

Timothy Dennis

Glade Haven Herefords
Penn Yan

Kathi Wagner

KW Polled Herefords
Catskill

North Carolina

Jim Davis

Terrace Farms
Lexington

Kim Prestwood

Prestwood Beef Cattle
Lenoir

North Dakota

Roger Stuber

Stuber Ranch
Bowman

Ohio

Keayla Harr

Jeromesville

Alexis Stitzlein

Mohican Farms
Glenmont

Oklahoma

Jim Birdwell

Birdwell Ranch
Fletcher


Curtis Curry

Curry Herefords
McAlester


Sam Eck

Rocking E Herefords
Putnam


Harold Gleason

Square G Ranch
Thomas


Leslie Harrison

Harrison Cattle Co.
Arapaho


John Loewen

Loewen Herefords
Waukomis


Cindy Pribil

4B Herefords
Hennessey


Eddie Sims

MCS Cattle Co.
Elgin

Tim Stidham

Bowling Herefords
Newkirk

Oregon

Bob Harrell Jr.

Harrell Hereford Ranch
Baker City

George Sprague

Bar One Ranch
Eugene

Pennsylvania

Les Midla

Flat Stone Lick
Marianna

Paul Slayton

Slaytons Beardance
Bedford

South Carolina

Greg Fowler

Grena Farm
Jonesville

Norris Fowler Jr.

Fowken Farm
Jonesville

South Dakota

Phil Eggers

Eggers Southview Farms
Sioux Falls

Nate Frederickson

Frederickson Ranch
Spearfish

Jeanne Johnson

Sleepy Hollow Farm
Centerville

Jerome Ollerich

Ollerich Bros. Herefords
Clearfield

Jacob Rausch

Rausch Herefords
Hoven

Ben Roudabush

Mitchell

Erik Scott

Section 16 Cattle Co.
Canton

Southern Atlantic (Florida and Georgia)

Jonny Harris

Greenview Polled Hereford Farms Inc.
Screven, Ga.

Thomas Mead Jr.

Mead Cattle Enterprises
Midville, Ga.

Robert Neligan

Eatonton, Ga.

Tennessee

Billy Ashe

Ashewood Farm
Selmer

Russell Crouch

Crouch Polled Hereford Farm
McMinnville

Rob Helms

Candy Meadow Farms Inc.
Lexington

Josh Mansfield

Ridgetop Farms LLC
Liberty

Eric Walker

Walker Polled Hereford Farm
Morrison

Texas

Ryan Akers

O H Triangle Ranch
San Angelo

Terri Barber

Channing

Brett Barber

Barber Ranch
Channing

William Breeding

B&C Cattle Co.
Miami

Chad Breeding

Miami

Jack Chastain

Chastain Cattle Co.
Fort Worth

Stephen Coates Jr.

Coates Ranch Co.
Mertzon

Mike Doyle

Doyle Hereford Ranch
Wolfe City

John Dudley

Dudley Bros.
Comanche

Paul Funk

Spearhead Ranch
Copperas Cove

Lee Haygood

Indian Mound Ranch
Canadian

Joe Dan Ledbetter

Ledbetter Cattle Co.
Wheeler

Rylee Barber Matheny

Barber Minis
Channing

Robert Meischen

Meischen Polled Herefords
Yorktown

Barbara Metch

Metch Polled Herefords
Canton

Mike Willis

Willis Polled Herefords
Emory

Larry Woodson

Still River Ranch
Van Alstyne

Upper Atlantic
(Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey)

No delegates nominated.

Utah

Roger Rees

Rees Bros. Herefords
Morgan

Virginia

Robert Schaffer


Deer Track Farm
Spotsylvania

Washington/Alaska

Joe Bennett

W T Bennett
Connell, Wash.

Bill Cox

CX Ranch
Pomeroy, Wash.Eatonton, Ga.

West Virginia

Neil Litton

Cottle Bros.
Summersville

Kenneth Scott

Grandview Hereford Farm
Beaver

Wisconsin

Steve Folkman

C&L Hereford Ranch
Ixonia

Jerry Huth

Huth Polled Herefords
Oakfield

Fred Larson

Larson Hereford Farm
Spring Valley

Steve Merry

MGM
Hartford

Wyoming

No delegates nominated.