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The NJHA Junior Board is comprised of 12 individuals who serve three-year terms and govern the 3,800 member junior organization. Each year, four new members are elected at the Junior National Hereford Expo.

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  • JW Cox

  • Ralston Ripp

    Vice Chairman
  • Libby Rushton

    Communications Chair
  • Lauren McMillan

    Membership Chair
  • Wesley Denton

    Fundraising Chair
  • Tar Tut

    Leadership Chair
  • Lauren Jones

  • Hannah Pearson

  • Logan McFatridge

  • Kaylee McInvale

  • Haley Mouser

  • Isaac Rhode


NJHA Director Resources

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, help train other junior 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 8x10campaign flyer.
  3. Obtain at least four letters of recommendation.
  4. Write a one-page 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.
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.

NJHA Director Candidate Guidelines
NJHA Code of Conduct
NJHA Board Agreement
NJHA By-Laws

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