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My Maroon Jacket Story

September 12, 2021

by Wesley Denton, NJHA Director My story started 12 years ago at my first Junior National Hereford Expo, I have always admired the NJHA Board and looked to them as influential leaders and role models. For as long as I can remember, I have had the goal to someday become a NJHA Director and strive […]

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Hereford Youth From Across the Country Focus on How to Improve Themselves at Faces of Leadership

August 9, 2021

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Improving YOU in Oklahoma City

August 5, 2021

by Bailey Morrell, NJHA Communications Chair 81 National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members from 22 states met in Oklahoma City, Okla., for the 2021 Faces of Leadership Conference, July 28-31. This year’s theme, “Improve You,” set the tone for a conference that would be filled with inspirational speakers, leadership workshops and industry sessions. Starting off […]

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Hereford Youth Grow Professionally through Bridging the Gap

July 27, 2021

Bridging the Gap program serves as a catalyst for building professional skills for junior exhibitors from communication to critical thinking. By: Faye Smith, 2021 JNHE Ambassador With the growing demand of jobs in the agricultural field, the requirement of highly qualified individuals applying for jobs has risen. This led the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) […]

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Hopkins Named Hereford Junior Herdsman of the Year

July 22, 2021

Ethan Hopkins, Winchester, Tenn., was honored as the 2021 Hereford Junior Herdsman of the Year. Presenting the award (l to r) is Wyatt Lawrence, 2021-22 NJHA Vice Chairman. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ethan Hopkins, Winchester, Tenn., was honored as the 2021 Hereford Junior Herdsman of the Year on July 9 during the 2021 VitaFerm® Junior […]

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New NJHA Board Members Elected to Wear the Maroon Jacket

July 13, 2021

Front Row (left to right): Lauren McMillan, Tiskilwa, Illi., Hannah Pearson, Oconto, Neb., Bailey Morrell, Willows,Calif., Ralston Ripp, Kearney, Neb., Lauren Jones, Darlington, Wisc., Libby Rushton, Waverly, Tenn. Back Row (left to right): Wyatt Lawrence, Princeton, Minn., JW Cox, Flemingsburg, Ken., Noah Benedict, Dewey, Illi., Tar Tut, Faribault, Minn., Luke Daniels, Dalhart, Texas, Wesley Denton, […]

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2021 Junior National Hereford Expo Ambassador Team Announced

June 29, 2021

From left to right: Faye Smith, Walton Kan., Audra Graves, Cleveland, Ala., Murray Perkins, Buchanan,Tenn., Alexa Montagne, Elk Point, S.D., and Shelby Kirton, Okeechobee, Fla. The National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) is excited to announce the 2021 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) Ambassador Team who will be serving as interns and helping with preparation […]

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Reflection and Opportunity

June 7, 2021

by Wyatt Lawrence, NJHA Membership Chair Farmers and Ranchers across the United States are gearing up for another beautiful summer. Crops are in the ground; cattle are on pasture, and many can check the box that they survived another winter. The change of the season is the closing of one book and the start of […]

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A Celebration of the Industry

May 21, 2021

by Bailey Morrell, NJHA Communications Chair Happy Beef Month NJHA! To each and every one of our members we appreciate you for being a part of our industry. Your dedication to raising cattle for the show ring, the feedlot and all other sectors of the industry is truly commendable. As we celebrate our industry during […]

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2021 Faces of Leadership Conference Relocates from Ohio to Oklahoma

May 18, 2021

Kansas City, Mo. The 2021 Faces of Leadership Conference hosted by the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) and Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) has recently changed its location from Columbus, Ohio to Oklahoma City, Okla., due to Covid-19 restrictions. The dates will remain July 28-31 with the early registration deadline of June 15 and […]

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