Junior National Hereford Expo

The VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) provides an opportunity for competition of junior members and their cattle projects, along with plenty of events for the entire family.


Cattle and Contest Programs & Results


JNHE Official Show Program

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2024 JNHE Schedule

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NJHA Herdsman Candidates

Hutchinson, Kan.

Lauren Frederick

Lauren Frederick, Hutchinson, Kan., recently graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in animal sciences and industry. Though new to the Hereford breed, she has embraced the community, exhibiting at the last two JNHEs. Lauren has gained hands-on experience working with Grimmel Schaake Cattle Co., preparing sale heifers and show cattle. "I’m extremely honored to be recognized by the association for my love and passion for the cattle industry," Lauren said. "The wonderful people associated with this incredible breed have welcomed and supported me." Eager for the future, Lauren looks forward to incorporating Hereford cattle into her herd.

Lewisburg, Tenn.

Mason Collins

Mason Collins, Lewisburg, Tenn., is majoring in food and agriculture business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. A member of the NJHA for 11 years, Mason has attended JNHE seven times since 2017. As a fifth-generation Hereford breeder, Mason is honored to be a candidate for such a distinguished award. "Ever since my first show heifer, I have looked up to the herdsmen who strive to improve Hereford genetics," Mason said. "It’s a great privilege to be recognized alongside those who have built this breed."

Lebanon, Mo.

Taylor Miller

Taylor Miller, Lebanon, Mo., has been showing Hereford cattle her entire life, never missing a JNHE since birth. Her family has raised Hereford cattle since 1968, making it a core part of her identity. A recent graduate of Missouri State University, Taylor will start her teaching career in August. "To be seen for my work ethic, dedication and passion for the Hereford breed is a huge accomplishment on its own," Taylor said. "I am extremely thankful for the chance to do something I love alongside my family each year."

Nocona, Texas

Mason Allan

Mason Allan, Nocona, Texas, studies animal science at Texas Tech University. Before that, he attended Redlands Community College, where he was an All American and part of the junior college livestock judging team of the year. This marks JNHE number 16 for Mason. As a third-generation Hereford breeder, Mason works with his family at Bar A Cattle. "Growing up, I looked up to my dad and uncle, previous Hereford Herdsmans of the Year," Mason said. "To be recognized for such a prestigious award is extremely humbling."

Sheridan, Wyo.

Sarah Harfst

Sara Harfst, Sheridan, Wyo., is a fourth-generation Hereford breeder attending Oklahoma State University, studying agriculture business pre-law and finance. She has attended the JNHE nine times during her 11 years of showing. Aspiring to stay involved with the junior program, Sara will serve as Wyoming’s junior advisor. "Getting ready for JNHE means working with my cattle sun-up to sun-down for months," Sara said. "I believe that work and commitment lead to success over time. It is special when others recognize my hard work and passion."

2024 Lodging Information

Hotel Information

Boarders Inn & Suites
For reservations contact the hotel directly at:
and reference the Junior National Hereford Expo
Group Rate - $129

Camping Information

Fonner Park
700 E Stolley Park Rd.
Grand Island, NE 68801
308-382-4515 ext 213                 

2024 Maps & Arrival

Arrival Information

Disclaimer: GPS instructions will route you to the South Locust exit. Please be aware there is construction on Locust coming into Grand Island, Neb., we highly encourage exhibitors traveling on I-80 to follow the below directions.

For Exhibitors Traveling Eastbound on I-80
- Follow I-80 E to US-34 N/US-281 N, take exit 312 off I-80 E
- Merge onto US-281 N/US-34 E/Tom Osborne Expy
- Turn right onto US-34 E
- Turn left onto S Locust St
- Turn right onto E Stolley Park Rd & proceed to staging west of grounds

For Exhibitors Traveling Westbound on I-80
- Follow I-80 W to NE-2, take exit 318 from I-80 W
- Turn right onto NE-2 E
- Turn left onto US-34 W
- Turn right onto S Stuhr Rd
- Turn left onto E Stolley Park Rd & proceed to staging west of grounds


In the barns in Grand Island, each animal has been allotted 5' of 10' rock bottoms, and all barns have the same stalling set-up. 

States have been preassigned stalling areas in tie outs. It is up to the state advisor where the individual cattle will be stalled within the individual states. Each animal has been allowed 3.24 feet in the tie out area.

On states with more than 15 head of cattle, we have figured a 20% drop in head for the tie-outs stalling.                 

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2024 JNHE Judges

The National Junior hereford Association (NJHA) Board of Directors takes great pride in the caliber of judges selected to sift the prestigious JNHE each summer.

Contests and Education

The National Junior Hereford Association’s (NJHA) mission is to create and promote enthusiasm for the Hereford breed while providing opportunities through education and teamwork, thus ensuring a brighter future for youth and the cattle industry.



CHB Cooking Challenge

Advanced Speech

Future Professionals

Hereford Bowl

Illustrated Speech

Individual Sales

Sales Academy

Judging Contest

Photo Contest

Poster Contest


Team Fitting



The NJHA is an organization devoted to the development of outstanding leadership potential and motivation to seek advanced education. Striving to provide the foundation upon which interested youth can build their future in the agriculture industry, the NJHA offers various awards to its membership.

Exhibitor Resources

State Delegate Guidelines

2024 Arrival Map

2024 JNHE Rules & Regulations

2024 Health Requirements

2024 Exhibitor Listing

2024 Stalling Maps

2024 Tie-Out Maps

Feed Store Contact

Jefferson Keller - 308-750-6653

5K Race Registration

Advisor Resources

State Voting Delegate

State Groups Sign Up

Outstanding Junior Member

NJHA Candidate State Nomination

Team Fitting Contest

Hereford Bowl Contest

2024 JNHE Rules & Regulations

2024 Health Requirements

Cattle Listing 6.21

Exhibitor Listing 6.21

JNHE Sponsorship Opportunities

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Trade Show Vendor Application

We are no longer accepting vendor interest forms and are fully booked for the 2024 event.


Be a Part of the Program

Upcoming JHNE's

2024 JNHE

Grand Island, Nebraska
July 6-12, 2024

2025 JNHE

Louisville, Ky.
July 12-18, 2025

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