Category: NJHA

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 […]


NJHA Fed Steer Shootout Contest Winners Named

October 29, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Now in its fourth year, the National Junior Hereford Association’s (NJHA) Fed Steer Shootout contest teaches juniors about the opportunities and challenges of the cattle feeding industry. In the 2020 contest, 33 youth from 14 states entered 111 steers in the NJHA Fed Steer Shootout contest. Powered by BioZyme Inc. and […]


The New Normal

October 20, 2020


Ready for the Rearview

September 17, 2020

By Libby Rushton, NJHA Director It’s happened to most of us. There you are cruising down the road on a sunny day when you hear it…thud. While slowing down, you stare into the rearview to try to get a look at whatever that bump in the road was because it definitely sounded like it was […]


All Roads Lead to Kansas City for the 2020 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo

August 4, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Facing a venue cancellation and new healthy initiatives, Team Hereford pushed through COVID-19 trials which led the 2020 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) to “Come Home to Hereford” in Kansas City, Mo. The JNHE changed to a five-day event held July 10-15 and was hosted by the National Junior Hereford […]


Ecks Named Hereford Advisors of the Year

July 30, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sam and Rhonda Eck were honored as the 2020 Advisors of the Year, July 14, during the 2020 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Kansas City, Mo. They have advised the Junior Hereford Association of Oklahoma (JHAO) for more than a decade and have been involved in the JHAO for […]


Hereford Juniors Awarded Scholarships and Achievement Awards

July 30, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Outstanding Hereford youth were awarded numerous scholarships during the 2020 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Kansas City, Mo. The Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) and the National Hereford Women (NHW) awarded $25,000 alone at this year’s JNHE, and will award a total of $200,000 in 2020 to deserving […]