Nominating Committee Substitution
Due to conflicts, Wes Hudson's chairmanship of the AHA Board of Directors nominating committe will be substituted by Lee Haygood from Canadian, Texas. State officers are encouraged to communicate with the entire committee in regard to potential board member candidates.
To make a Director recommendation, contact one of the following committee members:
• Lee Haywood, chairman, Canadian, Texas, 806-323-8232
• Kyle Perez, Nara Visa, N.M., 575-403-7971
• Mark Largent, Kaycee, Wyo., 307-738-2443
• Jason Hoffman, Thedford, Neb., 530-604-5096
• Gene Steiner, Mason, Ohio, 513-398-9188
Duysen Now At Work in AHA Office
Corey Ann Duysen, Porterville, Calif., started work May 17 as the American Hereford Association’s (AHA) junior activities intern for the summer. Duysen grew up showing livestock and is a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) agricultural communications program.
NJHA Director Hannah Wine Selected
Virginia’s New Century Farmer
Hannah Wine, National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) membership chair, has been selected to represent the state of Virginia at the National FFA Organization's New Century Farmer Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, at the end of July. Wine, from Marshall, Va., is a senior agriculture student at Virginia Tech.
New Century Farmer is an exclusive, highly competitive program dedicated to supporting and developing young people committed to a career in production agriculture. Hannah will attend an intensive five-day program of workshops on topics ranging from the global marketplace to farm financing, consumer trends and managing risk.
BIF “Gateway to Profit” Conference Deadlines Approaching
The 2010 Beef Improvement Federation’s (BIF) annual conference will be June 28-July 1 at the Holiday Inn Select Executive Conference Center in Columbia, Mo. With the theme, “Gateway to Profit,” international and U.S. industry experts will discuss leading-edge genetic advancements and offer practical solutions to adapt these technologies into any operation. Log on to the BIF Web site for registration, lodging and schedule information. The reservation deadline for lodging is May 29.
First Hereford Research Foundation Fund-raiser Set for July 13
A BuyHereford.com online auction fund-raiser is scheduled for July 13. All proceeds will benefit the Hereford Research Foundation. The research foundation committee was established in 2009 to help fund research to further the Hereford breed. Please consider supporting this online event. Watch for a list of auction items in future eNews and at BuyHereford.com.
Western Regional Set for June 20-23
Heritage Cattle Co., Buhl, Idaho, is hosting the Western Regional Junior Hereford Show June 20-23. Entries are $25 per head and must be postmarked by June 1. Visit JrHereford.org to download the show information and a entry form.
If you are interested in sponsoring a class, division or a championship, please contact Johanna Gomez at 208-670-1399.
NHW Breakfast, Membership Meeting at JNHE
National Hereford Women will host a breakfast and membership meeting during the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday July 6. The meeting will begin at 8:30. Those who are not free from "barn duties" before 8:30 are welcome to skip breakfast and drop in for the meeting.The meeting will be in the Farm Bureau building across from the fairgrounds.
Everyone is welcome - members and non-members. Casual dress - come as you are. It's all about Herefords, women in the business, and the juniors NHW supports.
For breakfast reservations, contact Mary Ann Berg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-857-7967. The cost is $16 per person (state queens are NHW guests).
Fall Analysis Deadline — May 29
Please remember that data must be submitted by May 29 to be included in the fall analysis. If you have questions, contact Jack Ward at 816-842-3757 or email@example.com.
HYFA to Host Golf Tournament
The Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) will host its first golf tournament with all proceeds to benefit the Foundation. Hosted in conjunction with the JNHE, the event will kickoff at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 6 at the Rock Ridge Golf Club in Crawfordsville, Ind.
The tournament will be a four-man scramble with shotgun start and awards will be given to first through third-place teams and a Chin-up Award. There will also be Longest Drive, Longest Putt and Closest to the Pin Contests with many other fun side games as well. There will be a meal after the tournament and many door prizes will be given away.
Player entry fees will be $200 a team or $50 for a single who will be placed on a random team.
Event coordinators are currently looking for event sponsors to help offset the costs of the prizes, meal and golf fees, as well as to benefit HYFA. Sponsors will have their names and/or logos on door prizes, flags, tee boxes, golf carts and scorecards depending on the level of sponsorship.
For more information, contact American Hereford Association Field Representative Andee Marston at firstname.lastname@example.org or 931-335-0303.
Sullivan Supply Offers $20,000 in Scholarship Monies
Sullivan Supply is offering 20 $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors or college students 21 years old or younger. The scholarships will be awarded to individuals displaying a great passion for the livestock show industry and/or raising livestock. Visit Sullivan Supply’s Web site for more information and to download the application. Applications are due June 1.
National Show Photos For Sale
Photos from Fort Worth and the National Western are available to purchase at HerefordPhotoshop.com.