PRIDE

While the Junior National Hereford Expo promotes learning aspects of showing cattle and educational activities associated with relative contests, the NJHA's annual PRIDE (Program for Reaching Individuals Determined to Excel) Convention focuses on leadership development. Junior members, parents and advisors from all parts of the country participate in the event each year. During the three-day event, close to 100 participants listen to nationally known speakers and participate in junior board workshops, which assist in the enhancement of the individual's leadership talents, communication skills and beef-industry knowledge.

Typically PRIDE is held at land grant universities, however in 2008 the event traveled to Washington D.C., and participants got to experience our Nation’s capital. 

In the past few years we have been to Idaho, Michigan, and South Dakota.

2014 Faces of Leadership PRIDE Convention

July 27-30 • Springdale, Ark.

Sunday, July 27
1 p.m. All flights into Fayetteville, Ark.
2 p.m. All PRIDE participants checked into hotel
3 p.m. Welcome and Keynote Speaker Kickoff at Holiday Inn
Hear from industry giant, Donnie Smith, CEO Tyson Foods and Robin Sites Rudasil who heads up Tyson’s leadership development team
 5:30-10 p.m. Bacon Family tour and dinner and entertainment
 
Monday, July 28
7 a.m. Breakfast buffet at hotel
7:30 a.m. Load buses for Tyson Foods
8 a.m. Opening session and tour of Tyson Foods
Noon Lunch
1-2 p.m. Closing session at Tyson Foods
8 - 11 p.m. Evening aboard the Showboat Branson Belle- dinner, comedian and “Faces of Leadership” dance
 
Tuesday, July 29
7 a.m. Breakfast buffet at hotel
7:30 a.m. Load buses for University of Arkansas
8 a.m. U of A tour and workshops
1 p.m. Load buses for Crystal Bridges Museum and Walmart Welcome Center
1:30 p.m. Crystal Bridges Museum tour
3 p.m. Load Buses for Willow Springs & Walker family farm
3:30 p.m. Willow Springs & Walker family farm tour, dinner and entertainment
 
Wednesday, July 30
7 a.m. Breakfast buffet at hotel
11 a.m. All flights out by this time
 
Lodging
Holiday Inn and Convention Center
1500 South 48th St.
Springdale, AR 72762
 
Early Bird Registration Deadline
$300 by June 15
 
Final Registration Deadline
$350 by July15
 
The NJHA is excited to have the National Junior Maine-Anjou Association and the American Junior Shorthorn Association joining us in Arkansas for our annual leadership event. Please stay tuned for registration information.

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