Annual Meeting

The American Hereford Association Annual Membership Meeting and Conference is held each fall in Kansas City, Mo., and brings together the membership for a trade show, educational sessions, Honorees Reception and meeting where three new members of the Board of Directors are elected.


The 2019 AHA Annual Membership Meeting and Conference will be held Oct. 25-27, at The Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo.

The weekend schedule will include an educational forum and trade show on Friday and the Annual Meeting on Saturday morning. The Hereford Honorees reception and awards ceremony will honor this year’s Hereford Heritage Hall of Fame recipients as well as the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) scholarship winners. The event will be hosted at The Sheraton in downtown Kansas City starting at 5:30 p.m. with food and drinks followed by the awards program.


Headquarter Hotel

The Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center
2345 McGee Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Book Your Room


Overflow Hotel

Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa
777 N.W. Argosy Parkway
Riverside, MO 64150
Make Reservations

Please assist the AHA in planning the 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference by submitting your RSVP. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!



2019 Board of Director Candidates

The American Hereford Association (AHA) nominating committee is pleased to announce the six candidates slated for election to the AHA Board of Directors. The 2019 candidates are:

Bill Goehring
Goehring Herefords
Libertyville, Iowa
Phone: 641-919-9365

Whitey Hunt
Innisfail Farm
Madison, Ga.
Phone: 706-342-5353

Becky King-Spindle
Bill King Ranch
Moriarty, N.M. 
Phone: 505-252-0228

Steve Merry
MGM Merry’s Polled Herefords
Hartford, Wis.
Phone: 414-881-5274

Richie Oakes
Vanderwork Herefords
Taloga, Okla.
Phone: 580-572-8395

Scott Torrance
Torrance Herefords
Media, Ill.
Phone: 309-746-6274

The AHA would like to thank this year’s nominating committee for their work organizing a great slate of candidates. Members of the 2019 nominating committee are Chairman Eric Walker, Morrison, Tenn.; Cliff Copeland, Nara Visa, N.M.; Tim Dennis, Penn Yan, N.Y.; Denny Hoffman, Thedford, Neb.; and Mark Ehlke, Townsend, Mont.




Craig Bacon
Bacon Herefords
Siloam Springs, AR

Phillip Moon
Moon Herefords
Harrison, AR

Scott Sullivan
Triple S. Ranch
De Queen, AR

Karl Blagg
Blagg Herefords
Grass Valley, Calif.

Steve Lambert
Lambert Ranch
Oroville, Calif.

Mark St. Pierre
Pedretti Ranch
El Nido, Calif.

Jane Evans Cornelius
Coyote Ridge Ranch
La Salle, CO

Marshall Ernst
Ernst Herefords
Windsor, CO


Guy Colyer
Colyer Herefords
Bruneau, ID

Katie Colyer
Bruneau, ID

Sam Shaw
Shaw Cattle Co.
Caldwell, ID


Tammy Boatman
Perks Ranch
Rockford, Ill.

Joe Ellis
Ellis Farms
Chrisman, Ill.

James Milligan
Milligan Herefords
Kings, Ill.

Mark Stephens
Stephens Hereford Farms
Taylorville, Ill.

Scott Torrance
Torrance Herefords
Media, Ill.

Phil Tjardes
Tjardes Farms
Gibson, IL

Andy Beck
Beck-Powell Polled Herefords
Bainbridge, Ind.

Jill Duncan
Able Acres
Wingate, Ind.

Bruce Everhart
Everhart Farms
Waldron, Ind.

Bob Greives
Greives Herefords
W. Lafayette, Ind.

Crystal Blin
JJB Cattle Co
Independence, IA

Marilyn Lenth
Lenth Herefords
Postville, IA

Charles Rife
R&R Cattle Co.
Wilton, IA

Mike Simpson
Simpson Polled Herefords
Redfield, IA

Chance Wiese
Wiese & Sons
Manning, IA

Oliver Beall
Broken B Herefords
Stockton, KS

Craig Beran
B&D Herefords
Claflin, KS

Dave Breiner
Mill Creek Ranch
Alma, KS

Dean Davis
Davis Herefords
Maple Hill, KS

Tom Granzow
Granzow Herefords
Herington, KS

Kevin Jensen
Jensen Bros
Courtland, KS

Glenn Oleen
Oleen Cattle Co.
Falun, KS

Jan Oleen
Oleen Brothers
Dwight, KS

Kevin Schultz
Sandhill Farms
Haviland, KS

Charlie Boyd
Boyd Beef Cattle
Mays Lick, KY

Darrell Crawford
Crawford Farm
Auburn, KY

Ben Smith
Brandenburg, KY



Jill Bielema
Grand Meadows Farm
Ada, MI

Nancy Keilty
Cottonwood Springs Farm
Cedar, MI

Jerry Delaney
Delaney Herefords
Lake Benton, MN

Robert Orsten
Cardinal Creek Cattle Co.
Willmar, MN

Robert Werk
Werk Herefords
Herman, MN

Jim O’Mara
Broadlawn Farm
Lena, MS

Joe Waggoner
Waggoner Cattle
Jackson, MS

Darrell Aufdenberg
Aufdenberg Polled Herefords
Jackson, MO

Jim Bellis
Jim D. Bellis Family
Aurora, MO

Larry Day
Day’s Family Farm
Pilot Grove, MO

Marty Lueck
Journagan Ranch/ Missouri State Univ.
Mountain Grove, MO

Travis McConnaughy
WMC Cattle Co.
Wasola, MO

Jim Reed
Reed Farms
Green Ridge, MO

Edgar Roth
Roth Hereford Farm
Windsor, MO

Mark Cooper
Cooper Hereford Ranch
Willow Creek, MT

Carl Loyning
L Bar W Cattle Co
Absarokee, MT

Fred McMurry
McMurry Cattle
Billings, MT

Bruce Thomas
Thomas Herefords
Gold Creek, MT

Dale Venhuizen
Churchill Cattle Co.
Manhattan, MT

Doug Bolte
Blueberry Hill Farms Inc.
Norfolk, NE

Marie Farr
XA Cattle
Moorefield, NE

Dave Goetz
Double Heart Diamond Cattle
Berwyn, NE

Dennis Hoffman
Hoffman Herefords
Thedford, NE

Scott McGee
Valley Creek Ranch
Fairbury, NE

Brent Meeks
Upstream Ranch
Taylor, NE

Mike Nolles
Nolles Cattle Co.
Bassett, NE

Ron Schutte
Alfred Schutte & Sons
Guide Rock, NE

Russ Tegtmeier
Clarence Tegtmeier & Sons
Burchard, NE

Joe Van Newkirk
Van Newkirk Herefords
Oshkosh, NE

Donald Brumley
Brumley Farms
Orovada, NV

New Mexico
Cliff Copeland
Copeland & Sons LLC
Nara Visa, NM

Becky King-Spindle
Bill King Ranch
Moriarty, NM

New York
Tim Dennis
Glade Haven Herefords
Penn Yan, NY

John Kriese
Spring Pond Farm II
Branchport, NY

North Carolina
Jim Davis
Terrace Farms
Lexington, NC

Kim Prestwood
SP Prestwood
Hudson, NC

North Dakota
Roger Stuber
Stuber Ranch
Bowman, ND




Lisa Keets
Berlin Heights, OH

John Ostgaard
Ostgaard Cattle Co
Dayton, OH


Rindy Bacon
Turkey Feather Ranch
Ada, OK

Joel Birdwell
Birdwell Ranch
Kingfisher, OK

Curtis Curry
Curry Herefords
McAlester, OK

Leslie Harrison
Harrison Cattle Co.
Arapaho, OK

Jimmy Johnson
Red Hills Herefords
Clinton, OK

John Loewen
Loewen Herefords
Waukomis, OK

Eddie Sims
MCS Cattle Co.
Elgin, OK



David Bird
Bird Herefords
Halfway, OR

Duane Chandler
Chandler Herefords
Baker City, OR

George Sprague
Bar One Ranch
Eugene, OR

Les Midla
Flat Stone Lick
Marianna, PA

Paul Slayton
Slayton’s Bear Dance
Bedford, PA

South Carolina


South Dakota
Pete Atkins
Atkins Herefords
Tea, SD

Phill Eggers
Eggers Southview Farms
Sioux Falls, SD

Daniel Fawcett
Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch
Ree Heights, SD

Mark Frederickson
Frederickson Ranch
Spearfish, SD

Jeff Gerlach
Stickney, SD

Jerome Ollerich
Ollerich Bros Herefords
Clearfield, SD

Vern Rausch
Rausch Herefords
Hoven, SD

Dick Wettlaufer
Winfred, SD

Billy Ashe
Ashewood Farm
Selmer, TN

Rob Helms
Candy Meadow Farms, Inc.
Lexington, TN

Roy Hopkins
Hopkins Ranch of Herefords
Winchester, TN

Jeremiah Malone
JM Cattle Co LLC
Lawrenceburg, TN

Eric Walker
Walker Herefords
Morrison, TN

Brett Barber
Barber Ranch
Channing, TX

Terri Barber
Barber Ranch West
Corrales, NM

Gary Buchholz
GKB Cattle
Waxahachie, TX

Jack Chastain
Chastain Cattle Co.
Fort Worth, TX

Glenn Chitwood, Jr.
Wichita Falls, TX

Stephen Coates
Coates Ranch Co
Mertzon, TX

Larry Collins
Collins Cattle Co.
Hughes Springs, TX

Paul Funk
Spearhead Ranch
Copperas Cove, TX

Lee Haygood
Inidan Mound Ranch
Canadian, TX

Joe Dan Ledbetter
Ledbetter Cattle Co
Wheeler, TX

Mike Doyle
Doyle Hereford Ranch
Garland, TX

Tim Lockhart
Double L Cattle
Bryan, TX

Barbara Metch
Metch Polled Herefords
Canton, TX

Scott Nolan
Nolan Herefords
Gilmer, TX

Susan Rader
Mount Vernon, TX

Keith Rogers
Hidden Oaks Ranch
Hamilton, TX

Loyd Whitehead
Rocking Chair Ranch
Menard, TX


Scott Rees
Rees Bros Herefords
Morgan, UT

Paul Bennett
Knoll Crest Farm
Red House, VA

Robert Schaffer
Deer Track Farm
Spotsylvania, VA

Joe Bennett
BB Cattle Co.
Connell, WA

William Cox
CX Ranch
Pomeroy, WA

West Virginia
Derek Haught
Five Star Polled Herefords
Smithville, WV

Neil Litton
Cottle Brothers
Summerville, WV

Steve Folkman
C&L Hereford Ranch
Ixonia, WI

Jerry Huth
Huth Polled Herefords
Oakfield, WI

Fred Larson
Larson Hereford Farm
Spring Valley, WI

Steven Merry
MGM/S&J Merry & Family
Hartford, WI

Dale Micheli
Micheli Herefords
Fort Bridger, WY

Jay Middleswarth
Middleswarth Herefords
Torrington, WY

Gene Stillahn
Sticks & Stones Ranch
Cheyenne, WY

Jan Ward
NJW Polled Herefords
Sheridan, WY

Hardy Edwards
Winterville, GA

Tommy Mead
Mead Cattle
Midville, GA

Johnny Harris
Greenview Polled Hereford
Screven, GA

Whitey Hunt
Innisfail Farm
Madison, GA

New England
Dave Lamenzo
Maple Edge Hereford Farm
Bloomfield, CT

Upper Atlantic