2016 Annual Meeting Schedule of Events
Friday, Oct. 28
12 p.m. Educational Forum
4 p.m. National Hereford Women (NHW) board meeting, The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
6 p.m. Awards reception, The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
Saturday, Oct. 29
9 a.m. Annual Meeting, The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
1 p.m. NHW Annual Meeting, Kansas City Marriott Downtown
2 p.m. Ladies of the Royal Sale, American Royal Wagstaff Sale Arena
5 p.m. Junior Hereford Show, American Royal Hale Arena
Sunday, Oct. 30
8 a.m. National Hereford Show, American Royal Hale Arena
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
1 East Pershing Road Kansas City, MO. 64108
Room Block Full.
Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa
777 N.W. Argosy Parkway
Riverside, MO 64150
Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-270-7711. Reference to the American Hereford Association group should be made when making reservations.
Educational Forum Sessions:
First round of sessions: Pick two of the three.
MyHerd.org: The Efficiency of Electronic Recording
Are you a new AHA member curious about the MyHerd.org program, or a current member needing to brush up on the updates? AHA Director of Records, Stacy Sanders, and representatives from the records department will give a brief overview of the MyHerd site for non-users and new members. The team will also focus on new features and will give an update on new tools available to help users learn to navigate the system and perform specific tasks.
Creative Services: Capture an Outstanding Photo, Logo, Brochure or Catalog
Take your Hereford Publications Inc. (HPI) creative services projects to the next level with this session. HPI will present a panel discussion between HPI staff and attendees and will open the door for learning how to prepare projects for both print and digital production. Joe Rickabaugh, Director of Field Managment and Seedstock Marketing, will moderate the program, introduce staff and lead the conversation on various HPI projects.
Certified Hereford Beef: Excellence Built By Tradition
In this session, participants will learn why the Certified Hereford Beef program was formed and the requirements to qualify for the program from Chief Operating Officer Amari Manning and Director of Commercial Programs Trey Befort. The team will cover live animal specifications and the USDA quality-graded carcass specifications, along with an overview of the consumer side of the industry to learn how CHB is marketed in both retail and foodservice programs.
Second round of sessions: Pick two of the three.
Whole Herd TPR Genetic Evaluation Updates: What You Need to Know
AHA Director of Breed Improvement, Shane Bedwell, will discuss implementation of new genetic evaluation updates and will provide a roadmap for the future of the Hereford breed. This session will cover the reasons why the AHA is moving to the new genetic evaluation softward, BOLT. Bedwell will also examine trait groupings and re-estimation of parameters, and new economically relevant traits including Sustained Cow Fertility (SCF), Heifer Calving Rate (HCR) and Dry Matter Intake (DMI). He will also review the four profit ($) indexes - Certified Hereford Beef Index ($CHB), Baldy Maternal Index (BMI$), Calving Ease Index (CEZ$) and Brahman Influence Index (BII$).
New Heights in Leadership
Hereford breeders and enthusiasts are invted to attend a presentation by Kelly Barnes, an entertaining and inspiring keynote speaker. Attendees will leave the presentation with tips, strategies and techniques that will take you from where you are, to where you want to be. Focused on leadership in your personal and professional life, this is a can't miss opportunity for all who want to take their leadership to the next level.
Social Media Marketing: Navigating a Social World
Whether you're a Facebook pro or just getting started online, this session is designed for those wanting to learn more about the social media world. Take your social media marketing to the next level with AHA Marketing and Communications Coordinators Kaylen Baker and Katy Holdener. The team will help lay the ground work to enhance your social media presence for your business.
Highlights from the 2014 Annual Meeting:
Highlights from the 2013 Annual Meeting:
Highlights from the 2012 Annual Meeting:
The Februrary EPD run has been released as of February 15th. All EPDs reported in EPD searches and on registration certificates and reports now reflect the new EPDs. Next anticipated release of EPDs is March 15th.
Learn more about the mission and how to join the HRF Founders Society here.
The American Hereford Association is pleased to partner with BioZyme Inc. and the Hereford Youth Foundation of America to launch the "Feed the Future" program. BioZyme Inc. will donate $1 to HYFA for every tub or bag of eligible BioZyme product bought by AHA members through 2017. Proof of purchase must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.