Faces of Leadership: PRIDE Convention
While the Junior National Hereford Expo promotes learning aspects of showing cattle and educational activities associated with relative contests, the NJHA's annual Faces of Leadership 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 State University and toured the great state of Colorado in 2015.
The NJHA is excited to visit a unique part of Texas and New Mexico for our 2016 leadership event. This conference is offered to junior members ages 14-21. Intermediate and senior members will benefit the most from this leadership conference and due to some of the activities planned for the event in 2015 junior members must meet the 14 year old age requirement to register for Faces of Leadership.
2016 Faces of Leadership
August 6-9, Amarillo, Texas
NJHA board of directors applications are due May 1. Visit the Hereford Review Room to begin the process today.
April 1 is the deadline to submit applications for Scholarships along with Prospect and Junior Golden Bull awards given during the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). Visit the Hereford Scholarship website to begin the process today.
Steer exhibitors at the 2016 Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) must submit DNA for their steers by April 1, before they can enter for the show (according to new AHA rule, all steers must have a basic DNA test on file at the association). Once exhibitors have received the DNA results, the exhibitor can then ENTER his or her steer for the JNHE.