The Fall Season of Life

October 1, 2021

by Hannah Pearson, NJHA Director The fall season is upon us as days grow shorter, gold, orange and red tones adorn treetops and the green grass now waves gold across the pastures. The changing temperatures mean most of my free time is spent helping with the cattle. Fall on the ranch is my favorite time […]


2022 Hereford Feedout Programs Announced

September 28, 2021

As two of the industry’s leading educational opportunities, the American Hereford Association (AHA) feedout programs offer participants an inside look at the cattle feeding industry and the merits of raising quality cattle. Developed as a way for cattlemen and women across the country to prove the worth of their genetics, the AHA established the Hereford […]


Hotel Information for National and Regional Show Exhibitors

September 16, 2021

With fall right around the corner, the American Hereford Association is well underway in preparing for national and regional shows that will take place across the country in the coming months. Please take note of the following hotel deadlines to reserve rooms and receive the AHA rate. American Royal Loews Downtown Kansas City, 1515 Wyandotte […]


My Maroon Jacket Story

September 12, 2021

by Wesley Denton, NJHA Director My story started 12 years ago at my first Junior National Hereford Expo, I have always admired the NJHA Board and looked to them as influential leaders and role models. For as long as I can remember, I have had the goal to someday become a NJHA Director and strive […]


Save the Date for the AHA Annual Meeting and Educational Forum

September 2, 2021

Each year, progressive cattlemen gather in Kansas City, Mo., for the American Hereford Association’s (AHA) Annual Membership Meeting and Conference. Held in conjunction with the national Hereford show at the American Royal, this two-day conference features an industry trade show and educational forum to provide informational and networking opportunities for members and industry representatives. The […]


Improving YOU in Oklahoma City

August 5, 2021

by Bailey Morrell, NJHA Communications Chair 81 National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members from 22 states met in Oklahoma City, Okla., for the 2021 Faces of Leadership Conference, July 28-31. This year’s theme, “Improve You,” set the tone for a conference that would be filled with inspirational speakers, leadership workshops and industry sessions. Starting off […]


Hereford Youth Grow Professionally through Bridging the Gap

July 27, 2021

Bridging the Gap program serves as a catalyst for building professional skills for junior exhibitors from communication to critical thinking. By: Faye Smith, 2021 JNHE Ambassador With the growing demand of jobs in the agricultural field, the requirement of highly qualified individuals applying for jobs has risen. This led the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) […]


New NJHA Board Members Elected to Wear the Maroon Jacket

July 13, 2021

Front Row (left to right): Lauren McMillan, Tiskilwa, Illi., Hannah Pearson, Oconto, Neb., Bailey Morrell, Willows,Calif., Ralston Ripp, Kearney, Neb., Lauren Jones, Darlington, Wisc., Libby Rushton, Waverly, Tenn. Back Row (left to right): Wyatt Lawrence, Princeton, Minn., JW Cox, Flemingsburg, Ken., Noah Benedict, Dewey, Illi., Tar Tut, Faribault, Minn., Luke Daniels, Dalhart, Texas, Wesley Denton, […]


East Side Farm hosts FoodPRO Distributor Sales Team for Farm Tour

July 7, 2021

A farm tour and sales meeting were held May 14 at East Side Farm in Frederick, Md., for Certified Hereford Beef’s foodservice distributor partner FoodPRO. Ty Ragsdale, CHB brand manager, Matt Cole, FoodPRO director of sales, and Jay and Shelly Stull, owners of East Side Farm worked to host the event to educate the FoodPRO […]


Lessons from BIF

July 1, 2021

“There are no shortcuts in the genetics business,” explained Jim Pullen of Pullen Family Farms during the recent Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium. “Creating competitive genetic progress is not a high-tech, difficult to understand formula. It is created by disciplined data collection on a large scale, accurate ranking of animals, selecting and retaining the best […]