July 14, 2021
Megan Underwood, Campbellsville, Ky., is the recipient of the 2021 Bluegrass and Buckeye HYFA Scholarship at the 2021 Junior National Hereford Expo. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Outstanding Hereford youth were awarded numerous scholarships during the …
Megan Underwood, Campbellsville, Ky., is the recipient of the 2021 Bluegrass and Buckeye
HYFA Scholarship at the 2021 Junior National Hereford Expo.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Outstanding Hereford youth were awarded numerous scholarships during the
2021 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) Hereford Spectacular Awards Ceremony in
Kansas City, Mo., on July 8. The Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) 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 2021 Bluegrass and Buckeye Scholarship is sponsored by HYFA along with the Ohio and
Kentucky Hereford Associations with funds from the 2006 JNHE in Louisville, Ky.
Megan Underwood from Campbellsville, Ky., is the $1,500 Bluegrass Buckeye Scholarship
winner. 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 NJHA has led to establishing a career interest in the beef
industry and continued passion for raising cattle throughout adult 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.