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The NJHA Junior Board is comprised of 12 individuals who serve three-year terms and govern the 4,000 member junior organization. Each year, four new members are elected at the Junior National Hereford Expo.

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  • Montana Lawrence

  • Abby Spindle

    Vice Chairman
  • Bailey Morrell

    Communications Chair
  • Luke Daniels

    Leadership Chair
  • Noah Benedict

    Fundraising Chair
  • Wyatt Lawrence

    Membership Chair
  • Samuel Lawrence

  • Brooklyn Adam

  • JW Cox

  • Ralston Ripp

  • Lauren McMillan

  • Libby Rushton


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 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, help 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 one copy of 8×10 campaign flyer.
  3. Obtain at least four letters of recommendation.
  4. Write a one-page essay (typewritten, single-space) topic – “My Goal as an NJHA Director.”
  5. State advisor must submit an NJHA Director Nomination Form.
  6. Application, photos, letters, essay and flyer MUST be submitted electronically through the online application system by June 1. 
NJHA Director & Candidate Resources

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

Northwest Region

2021 positions available: 2
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa

Southwest Region

2021 positions available: 2
California, Navada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas

Northeast Region

2021 positions available: 1
Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts

Southeast Region

2021 positions available: 3
Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina