August 10, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kendra Davis firstname.lastname@example.org KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) Faces of Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) and the Coley-Malir Leadership Endowment, drew …
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) Faces of Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) and the Coley-Malir Leadership Endowment, drew 76 NJHA members from multiple states to San Francisco for three days of leadership and educational activities.
“Faces of Leadership provides an opportunity for Hereford youth from throughout the nation to interact with current and past Hereford youth leaders, Hereford breeders, and supporters of our great breed,” said NJHA Vice-Chairman Brooke Hinojosa-Sidwell. “Something a little off beat from our cattle roots is the chance to meet and be inspired by famous performers, like Kenny Aronoff, that have a story to share that related to every person in some way. This event is truly one of its kind and it continues to build and transform the youth in the agricultural industry.”
The three-day event focused on leadership development and included tours of Sierra Ranches, Modesto, Calif., Ratto Bros. Fresh Produce, Modesto, Calif., Pedretti Ranches, El Nido, Calif., Minturn Huller Cooperative Inc., Le Grand, Calif., and Hilmar Cheese Company, Hilmar, Calif. Conference participants also heard inspiring messages from guest speakers Kenny Aronoff, Las Angeles, Calif., Rick and Bonnie Coley-Malir, Dublin, Ohio and Matt Leo, Snelling, Calif.
“Over the past few years it has been amazing to see young leaders in the Hereford breed grow into young adults,” says Austin Matheny, NJHA Chairman. “I think a lot of that is because of experiences gained at events like Faces Of Leadership”
The Hereford Youth Foundation of America’s (HYFA) leadership program is designed to provide opportunities for members of the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA). Its purpose is to encourage individual and cooperative effort, enthusiasm, excellence, leadership, academic success and achievement among youth and to develop successful individuals as good leaders for both the Hereford breed and the beef industry.