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Opportunity for Hereford Youth…Take Advantage Today.

The mission of the NJHA is to create and promote enthusiasm for the Hereford breed while providing opportunities through leadership, education and teamwork thus ensuring a brighter future for youth and the cattle industry.

Learn. Lead. Achieve.

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Junior National Hereford Expo

One of the largest junior breed shows in the U.S., the Junior National Hereford Expo is the highlight of the NJHA’s summer activities.

Faces of Leadership

The Faces of Leadership conference focuses on leadership development for NJHA members.

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An elite leadership opportunity for ages 18-21 focused on encouraging the development of personal leadership skills at an individual level.

NJHA Fed Steer Shootout

An industry-leading opportunity for NJHA members to gain industry education and experience.

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The Junior Hereford Show

The Junior Hereford Show encourages National Junior Hereford Association members to Learn. Lead. and Achieve. If you have an interest in Hereford cattle and improving yourself as a leader, producer or an individual, then this is meant for your ears. Check out our latest episode.

Hereford Headlines: Youth Edition


Kansas City, Mo. – The VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Grand Island, Neb. July 6-12 promises to be the largest in recent years, and one of the largest junior breed events of 2024 …


JUNE HIGHLIGHTS Who is ready to celebrate 25 years of the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE)? June is a busy month of event preparation for the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) as we get ready …


National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) directors joined leaders from other youth organizations to learn more about the latest industry trends and how to become stronger advocates for agriculture and the beef industry during the bi-annual …

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