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Hereford Seedstock

The American Hereford Association’s elite new leadership development program.

Building a Pipeline of Future Leaders

During four intensive days of networking and interactive educational sessions, members of the Seedstock Academy will delve into: the role of Hereford genetics in the current and future commercial cattle sector; adding value to Hereford cattle and enhancing client experience; value points in the cattle feeding sector; AHA breeder and commercial Hereford user tools and services; evolution of Certified Hereford Beef® (CHB).

Think and Lead

Gather a small group of like-minded individuals dedicated to the Hereford breed, folks who are already well-traveled and accomplished. Provide them information and insights from others who are among the top professionals in other industry sectors. Then stand back and watch the creative energy ricochet like foxfire among the group. That’s what happened at the first Hereford Seedstock Academy.

A group of Seedstock Academy members standing in front of a Hereford cattle pen.

Inaugural Hereford Seedstock Participants

Breck Debnam, Innisfail Farm, Madison, Ga.; Keayla Harr, J & L Cattle Services, Jeromesville, Ohio; Emilee Holt, NJW Polled Herefords and Holt Family Cattle, Decker, Mont.; Jacob Rausch, Rausch Herefords, Hoven, S.D. Tyler Schultz, Sandhill Farms, Haviland, Kan., and Shayne Wiese, Wiese and Sons Herefords, Manning, Iowa, participated in the 2023 Hereford Seedstock Academy.


Interested in being a member of the next cohort?

The American Hereford Association is eager to host the second annual Hereford Seedstock Academy Sept. 2 – 6, 2024. Complete the application below by July 1, 2024.