Category: NJHA

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Say Yes

April 9, 2021

by JW Cox, NJHA board director “Every time you say yes to something you say no to something else.”- Kelly Barnes The last weekend in March I had the privilege of saying yes to traveling to Desdemona, Texas, to meet with the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) Board. Upon arrival we had a great time […]


Finding Your Courage

March 10, 2021

by Libby Rushton, NJHA board director “Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage! What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk? What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage! What makes the sphinx the seventh […]


Precious Time

February 10, 2021

by Ralston Ripp, NJHA board director If there is anything we have all learned in the last 11 months, it is that time is precious and the unexpected is most certainly able to become the present in a matter of hours. I can vividly remember sitting in the Animal Science Complex in ASCI 240. It […]


Word of the Year

January 13, 2021

by Lauren McMillan, NJHA director At the end of every year it is common to hear, “new year, new me.” This comment then expands into making New Years Resolutions to improve themselves in the coming year. Although this idea is wholesome, studies have shown that only 25% of people follow their resolution after 30 days. […]


Cattlemen’s Congress Hereford Show Results

January 7, 2021

It’s showtime in Oklahoma City! Welcome, Team Hereford, to the inaugural Cattlemen’s Congress. Follow along with us as Hereford exhibitors take to the Jim Norick Arena to exhibit their very best. Results are as follows: 2021 Hereford Herdsman: Alyssa Copeland, Copeland and Sons Herefords, Nara Visa, N.M. Hereford female show, Sunday, Jan. 10 Judge: Brandon […]


Connecting Us All

November 30, 2020

by Bailey Morrell, NJHA communications chair Hey, juniors! The National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) is committed to keeping you informed and engaged throughout the year. In my new role as communications chair, I have been tasked to update you about what is happening in the NJHA, including dates, deadlines and new programs. However, we have […]


Pursuing Passions

November 10, 2020

by Lauren McMillan, NJHA director As children, we were told to eat our vegetables so we could grow big and strong. We admired the people who told us to do this, so we ate our vegetables. However, that was not the only reason. This is an example of the heart of improvement seen at a […]