May 25, 2017
Amy Cowan, American Hereford Association (AHA) director of youth activities and foundation was recently inducted into The Showtimes Magazine’s Hall of Fame. The Showtimes introduced their first Hall of Fame honors in 2009 and has …
The Showtimes introduced their first Hall of Fame honors in 2009 and has kept the tradition alive in each issue since.
“It was so humbling to flip through the pages of the May/June issue of The Showtimes,” Cowan said. “I have always made a point to surround myself with good people and it’s these people in this industry and Hereford family that have been such an important part of my career path. I love my job and all the people I get the opportunity to work with each and every day.”
The Showtime’s Hall of Fame was created to recognize and honor individuals who make a difference and excel within the livestock community. Prior to their induction, the inductees must be nominated and then chosen by a committee. Hall of Fame members include anyone from exhibitors and breeders to photographers and various industry leaders and company owners.
“Amy was a natural fit and an individual that we were beyond excited to introduce as one of our May 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees in the current May/June 2017 Junior National Edition of The Showtimes,” Lisa Reid, owner and editor of The Showtimes said. “She will never realize the impact she has had and continues to have on exhibitors and families through her role at the American Hereford Association.”
“Through Cowan’s drive and knowledge of both youth and the cattle industry, she has propelled the Hereford breed to be one of the unmistakable breed associations,” Reid continued.
“My family first crossed paths with Amy at the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Kansas City in 2013,” Reid said. “We were blown away by not only the show, but her ability to run it so thoroughly and professionally, while keeping it fun.”
The Showtimes has worked with the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) multiple times throughout the years by being the official media partner at the JNHE and with various promotional projects and youth livestock shows.
“If Amy does something, she does it well past expectations,” Reid said. “We look forward to what future impacts she will have on the livestock industry.”
The NJHA appreciates all that The Showtimes and Reid family do, for not only the NJHA, but the entire youth livestock industry. They are a huge asset to the youth livestock community and we appreciate their creativity and willingness to go the extra mile and promote the NJHA program and our members.
“We are gearing up for an awesome summer with the JNHE and Faces of Leadership Conference,” Cowan said. “Years of hard work pay off when you see the smiles on the kids’ faces at these events. It makes it all worthwhile.”