July 14, 2021
Megan Underwood, Campbellsville, Ky., Audrey Nolan, Gilmer, Texas, Karstyn Cantrell, Collinsville, Okla., and Trevor Johnson, Centerville, S.D., were the recipients of the Golden Bull Achievement Awards 2021 Junior National Hereford Expo. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — …
Megan Underwood, Campbellsville, Ky., Audrey Nolan, Gilmer, Texas, Karstyn
Cantrell, Collinsville, Okla., and Trevor Johnson, Centerville, S.D., were the recipients of the Golden Bull
Achievement Awards 2021 Junior National Hereford Expo.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Four outstanding Hereford youth were awarded the Golden Bull Achievement
award during the 2021 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Kansas City, Mo., at the
Hereford Spectacular Scholarship and Award Ceremony on July 8. The Hereford Youth Foundation of
America and the National Hereford Women awarded $28,000 alone at this year’s JNHE, and will award a
total of $200,000 in 2021 to deserving junior members to aid in their academic endeavors.
The Golden Bull Achievement Awards are given to four collegiate students each summer. This is
one of the most coveted honors at the JNHE as these youth not only receive a bronze bull, but they also
receive a $2,000 scholarship to assist with the education.
The following are the 2021 Golden Bull Achievement Award winners.
Golden Bull Achievement Awards
Karstyn Cantrell, Collinsville, Okla.,
Megan Underwood, Campbellsville, Ky.,
Trevor Johnson, Centerville, S.D.,
Audrey Nolan, Gilmer, Texas
Karstyn is a freshman at Oklahoma State University double majoring in agricultural communications and
agriculture education. She has a passion for livestock photography and ag journalism, and wants to
combine the two focuses into the role of an agriculture education instructor. The path of continuing in
agricultural education at OSU will give her the opportunity to share her love and experience in the
Hereford breed to students for generations to come.
Megan is a first-year master’s student at Kansas State University with a bachelor of science in animal
sciences and industry pursuing a master’s of science in agriculture education and communication, with the
goal of becoming the communications and marketing director for a livestock company. Her involvement
in the Hereford breed and the National Junior Hereford Association has led to establishing a career
interest in the beef industry and continued passion for raising cattle throughout her adult life.
Trevor is a freshman at Butler Community College working to attain an associate’s degree in agriculture
business with the intent of pursuing a bachelor of science in agriculture business with a minor in animal
science. Post college he would like to gain industry experience at the commercial feedyard level before
returning home to work on the family’s diversified seedstock and row crop operation and eventually
operate a feedyard of his own. He owes the Hereford breed credit for shaping him as a person,
agriculturalist and next generation beef producer and plans to give back to the organization and industry
Audrey is a freshman at Texas A&M University pursuing a degree in architecture and construction
science with the goal of growing and learning how to build her own construction firm that specializes
in hospital construction or green space areas. She looks forward to continuing to raise her own family
in the Hereford breed and in the association, making time for the beef industry in her daily life.
The Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) was established in 1986 and is a not-for-profit
501(c)(3) corporation dedicated exclusively to scholarship and educational support of youth in the
business of raising Hereford cattle. The mission of the Hereford Youth Foundation of America is to
encourage, recognize and reward the development of life skills and values in the next generation of
leaders by providing education, scholarship and leadership opportunities for Hereford Youth.