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Hawkesworth Joins Team Hereford as Summer Intern

May 12, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hannah Hawkesworth, Bakersfield, Calif., joined the youth and events team as the American Hereford Association (AHA) youth activities intern. Hawkesworth is a second-year master’s student at Oklahoma State University (OSU) studying agricultural communications. Prior to attending OSU, Hawkesworth obtained her bachelor’s of science degree in agriculture business from Fresno State University, […]


Stepping Into The Future

May 5, 2022

by Wyatt Lawrence, NJHA Vice Chairman When writing this post, I find myself at a transition point in my life. I am rounding out the final parts of my childhood as I finish up my time with the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA). I joke that I am trying my hand at “being an adult,” […]


National Junior Hereford Association Represented at the Youth Beef Industry Congress

May 3, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Youth Beef Industry Congress (YBIC) Conference occurs every other year with the intention of educating the young leaders in the various breed organizations on the latest industry trends and arming them with knowledge to be advocates for agriculture. After an additional year off due to the coronavirus pandemic, congress members […]


Making Connections For Your Future

April 8, 2022

by Tar Tut, NJHA Director There is not a day that goes by where I am not constantly thinking about the future. Continually thinking about even the simple future, like what I am going to eat, when I must leave for class, what I’m doing the next day, and the list goes on. For me […]


Hereford Juniors Learn the Cattle Feeding Industry First Hand

April 7, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 90 Hereford breeders from 14 states gathered in Scott City, Kan., April 2, to continue learning about the cattle feeding industry as well as look at their own cattle on feed with the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) Fed Steer Shootout Program and the American Hereford Association’s (AHA) Hereford Feedout Program. […]


Hereford Juniors Build on Their Leadership Development in Texas

March 30, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Twenty National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members were selected to accompany seven NJHA Board of Directors as they recently attended the first Building On Leadership Development (BOLD) Conference at Desdemona, Texas, March 24-27. This elite leadership retreat was hosted at Hi Point Ranch owned by Gary and Kathy Buchholz of GKB […]


A New View, A Fresh Perspective

March 3, 2022

by Lauren Jones, NJHA Director Though it seems a little early to be talking about Spring if you’re like my family in Wisconsin, the season is well underway here in Oklahoma where I go to school. The few days of “southern” winter brought a little snow, a little ice but mostly just the slight inconvenience […]


The Digital Generation

February 3, 2022

by Hannah Pearson, NJHA Director Google defines a digital native as a person “born or brought up during the age of digital technology, therefore they are made familiar with computers and the internet from an early age.” Gen Z is the newest generation, consisting of members of the population that are born from 1996 to […]


Building Back

January 17, 2022

by Wesley Denton, NJHA Director On December 15, 2021, a widespread windstorm affected many farmers and ranchers. Wind gusts of up to 100 mph caused damage to buildings and barns for many ranchers across the central part of the country and reporting 19 tornados across three states. This storm led to destruction and danger for […]


A Year of Reflection and New Beginnings

December 10, 2021

by Tar Tut, NJHA Director When a year comes to a close, we are often filled with a level of excitement that only seems to arise at this time of year. Excitement for a brand-new chapter, new friendships, new ideas, a clean slate and a fresh start. This past year has been one of my […]