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NHJA Board of Directors

The NJHA Junior Board is comprised of 12 individuals who serve three-year terms and govern the 4,200 member junior organization. Each year, four new members are elected at the Junior National Hereford Expo. Applications are now open. Application, photo, essay and nomination MUST be submitted electronically by June 1.

NJHA Director & Candidate Agreements & Requirements

Mission Statement: 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.

NJHA Director Resources

NJHA Director Candidate Requirements

Six Steps to Becoming a Board Member

Twelve outstanding Hereford juniors serve each year on the NJHA Board of Directors. Every year four board members are elected to three-year terms at the annual membership meeting which is held in conjunction with the Junior National Hereford Expo. During their term, directors develop and implement programs and events that serve junior Hereford members from across the nation.

Traveling on behalf of the NJHA to various activities enables them to meet fellow members and to share their thoughts and experiences of Hereford involvement. They also get first-hand experience at leadership, cooperation and organization.

The NJHA Board also makes recommendations for new programs and ideas to the American Hereford Association Board of Directors, helps train other juniors and they promote the Hereford breed at various activities and events throughout the year.

  1. Submit a color photograph of yourself. Photo must be high resolution for printing purposes, 300 DPI or higher.
  2. Design copy of 8×10 campaign flyer.
  3. Obtain at least four letters of recommendation.
  4. Write a 1,000-word essay (type-written, single-space) topic – “My Goal as an NJHA Director.”
  5. State advisor must submit an NJHA Director Nomination Form.
  6. Application, photo, essay and nomination MUST be submitted electronically through Submittable by June 1.

Once applications are submitted, an interview committee consisting of the requirements listed in the NJHA By-Laws, will interview the applicants. Until the interviews are complete and the candidate list is published by the NJHA, applicants are not officially considered candidates and may not campaign.

2023-2024 NJHA Board of Directors

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Tar Tut


Headshot of Wesley Denton
Wesley Denton

Vice Chairman

Headshot of Lauren Jones
Lauren Jones

Communications Chair

Headshot of Haley Mouser
Haley Mouser

Fundraising Chair

Headshot of Logan McFatridge
Logan McFatridge

Membership Chair

Headshot of Hannah Pearson
Hannah Pearson

Leadership Chair

Headshot of Kaylee McInvale
Kaylee McInvale


Headshot of Isaac Rhode
Isaac Rhode


Headshot of Sam Birdsall
Sam Birdsall


Headshot of Lauren Gatz
Lauren Gatz


Headshot of Salem Sifford
Salem Sifford


Headshot of Harlee Watson
Harlee Watson



2024 Available Positions – 2

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2024 Available Positions – 1

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