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Meet Bob Schaffer, AHA Board of Directors Candidate, Southeast Region

October 14, 2020

Bob Schaffer Deer Track Farm Spotsylvania, Va. 540-582-9234 Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Maryland, Bob Schaffer owns Deer Track Farm in Spotsylvania, Va. The farm produces high-quality female seedstock and performance-tested bulls. After high school, Bob served in the Navy from 1968-72. Leveraging the skills he learned from his naval training, Bob […]


Meet Jerome Ollerich, AHA Board of Directors Candidate, Northwest Region

October 12, 2020

Jerome Ollerich Ollerich Bros. Herefords Winner, S.D. 605-557-3246 In Winner, S.D., Jerome Ollerich operates Ollerich Bros. Herefords along with his brother, James. With their father’s help, the brothers got their start in the Hereford business with a 4-H project, sparking a lifelong passion for the breed. More than 50 years later, the Olleriches have […]


Meet Richie Oakes, AHA Board of Directors Candidate, Southwest Region

October 7, 2020

Richie Oakes Vanderwork Herefords Taloga, Okla. 580-572-8395 Richie Oakes of Taloga, Okla., was raised on a 600-head registered and commercial cattle operation that included wheat and hay production. Now the fourth generation to work his family’s land, he is co-owner and manager of his family’s same ranching operation, OK Angus Ranch, which is nationally […]


Meet Barry Morrell, AHA Board of Directors Candidate, Southwest Region

October 5, 2020

Barry Morrell Morrell Ranches Willows, Calif. 530-682-5808 Barry Morrell is the co-owner of Morrell Ranches, a seedstock Hereford and commercial cattle operation based in Willows, Calif. Barry, his wife, Carrie, and daughter, Bailey, founded Morrell Ranches in 2004 to grow the family’s operation into the third generation of Hereford cattle producers. Barry’s and Carrie’s […]


Meet Jimmy Atlas, AHA Board of Directors Candidate, Southwest Region

September 30, 2020

Jimmy Atlas Grandview, Texas 214-202-5178 Jimmy and his wife and teammate, Claudia, own and operate Atlas Farms, a 46-year-old operation in North Central Texas and southwestern Oklahoma. Their diversified program includes over 100 head of registered horned and polled Hereford cow-calf pairs and a grain and cotton farm. The ground was historically used for […]


Meet Wyatt Agar, AHA Board of Directors Candidate, Northwest Region

September 28, 2020

Wyatt Agar Durbin Creek Ranch Thermopolis, Wyo. 307-867-2404 Raised on a multigenerational operation based in eastern Oregon, Wyatt Agar is a manager and a partner in Durbin Creek Ranch, Thermopolis, Wyo., and Washakie Feeders, Worland, Wyo. The seedstock division runs 500 head of females, where artificial insemination (AI) and embryo transfer (ET) technologies are […]


Runner continues with the AHA as office assistant and event coordinator

September 3, 2020

The American Hereford Association (AHA) is excited to welcome Halie Runner to Team Hereford as the office assistant and event coordinator. Runner began her post in August. In this position, Runner will assist with office operations including the organization of delegates for the board of director election, coordinate the annual meeting and other office event […]


Be Enthused

August 20, 2020

By Ralston Ripp, NJHA Director Mark Twain once said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” For me, April 25 is the first most significant day of my 20 years of life as it signifies my beginning to it all. I […]


Schmidt Hired as Customer Service Representative

August 6, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Julia Schmidt joined the American Hereford Association (AHA) team as a customer service representative Aug. 3, 2020. As a customer service representative, Schmidt will play a vital role in the performance of the Association as a customer liaison for resolving questions, interpreting discrepancies, conveying accurate information and promoting participation in AHA […]


2020 JNHE Champions

July 31, 2020