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Just be You

September 14, 2019

by Bailey Morrell, NJHA Director I was driving up the California Coast to visit my grandparents toward the end of summer break. My mom and I were discussing what I should talk about in this very blog post. She told me, “Don’t overthink it. Just be you.” Simple words that I have been told many […]

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Filled with Gratitude

August 28, 2019

by Noah Benedict The maroon jacket was something I had always dreamed of being able to wear. And the people wearing those jackets were people who had always been my role models. At this year’s Junior National Hereford Expo those feelings hit me a little differently — I had decided to run for the National […]

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Creating Leaders, Collaborating, and Cultivating Opportunities for Team Hereford

August 28, 2019

The 2019 Faces of Leadership Conference took on a new face this year with a revamped mission of creating leaders, collaborating, and cultivating opportunities to grow the young minds of the Hereford cattle industry. The recently renovated Nebraska Innovation Campus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) was home to 70 National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) […]

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Tips and Tricks to Apply for Scholarships

August 23, 2019

As the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) fall scholarship deadline is fast-approaching, we encourage each National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) member to apply for the scholarship offerings available. While filling out those scholarship applications, here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind: Your application Understand the requirements of the scholarship and […]

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Edenburns Named Hereford Advisors of the Year

August 8, 2019

Buddy and Lisa Edenburn were honored as the 2019 Advisors of the Year, July 11, during the 2019 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Denver. They have advised the Illinois Junior Hereford Association (IJHA) for more than a decade and have been involved in the IJHA for a number of years, having raised their […]

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Hereford Juniors Compete in National Contests

July 31, 2019

More than 1,179 youth and their families from 38 states gathered at the 20th Annual VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo in Denver, July 6-13, to compete in educational and leadership events in and out of the showring. Juniors competed in more than 20 skill-based contests including extemporaneous speaking, team sales, fitting, livestock judging, photography, a […]

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Apply now for fall scholarships

July 30, 2019

Hereford juniors — seize the opportunity to expand your educational horizons and apply now for fall scholarships. In 2018, the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA), National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) and National Hereford Women (NHW) awarded $173,000 to deserving NJHA members. Applications for fall scholarships are due Sept. 1. Recipients will be awarded at […]

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Reed Tops JNHE 5K Race

July 29, 2019

More than 80 runners laced up Monday, July 8, to participate in the third annual Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) 5K Race at the 2019 VitaFerm® JNHE in Denver, July 6-13. The 3.2-mile race at the National Western Stock Show Complex was open to Hereford enthusiasts of all ages and local runners. First in the […]

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Breeding, May Top Showmanship Contest at VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo

July 25, 2019

Austin Breeding, Miami, Texas, was chosen as champion senior showman, July 11, at the 2019 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Denver. Reserve champion honors were awarded to Lauren May, Mineral Point, Wis. Sullivan Supply and Stock Show University, Dunlap, Iowa, sponsored the showmanship contest. After narrowing the field from more than 150 entries, […]

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Neil Named Hereford Junior Herdsman of the Year

July 25, 2019

Jackson Neil, Northfield, Minn., was honored as the 2019 Hereford Junior Herdsman of the Year July 11 during the 2019 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Denver. Neil is the 21-year-old son of Steve and Keely Neil. He is a senior at South Dakota State University and is pursuing a degree in agriculture business. […]

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