Join the Foundation Club

The Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) is excited to welcome club members as they join us for the Grand Daddy of ‘Em All, the 2024 Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Grand Island, Neb. Club members and HYFA supporters will have the best seats in the house at the Five Points Bank Arena with all access to the Foundation Club and an exclusive VIP experience for the 25th year celebration of the JNHE.

Growing a Lasting Legacy

March 20, 2024, will be the most exciting and elite sale offered by HYFA, the Sale of Champions. Proceeds from this sale go to supporting the “Grand Daddy of Em All” and the 2024 Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Grand Island, Neb. This sale also supports the Growing a Lasting Legacy Campaign, dedicated to ensuring future JNHE’s are successful and can continue offering opportunities to junior members

Build the Future

HYFA supports the programs and activities that not only benefit the Hereford breed today but also helps establish the future of the Hereford breed for tomorrow’s youth. Thank you for your continued support of Hereford youth and research.

Grow With Us

The Hereford Youth Foundation of America invites you to join our journey to better the next generation.

Hereford Youth Foundation of America

Encourage, recognize and reward the development of life skills and values in the next generation of leaders by providing education, scholarship and leadership opportunities for Hereford Youth.

Foundation 1 Store

All proceeds from the Foundation 1 Store support the Hereford Youth Foundation of America. With pillars supporting scholarship, education, leadership and research the next generation will lead our industry with generous support from our sponsors.
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The Four Pillars

These four pillars are the motivation behind all fundraising efforts, creating and developing growth in the next generation of Hereford breeders and cultivating leaders who will be instruments in next steps in research for the industry.

Scholarships

Spring Scholarship application deadline is April 1, 2022. The Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) and National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) work together to provide opportunities for our breed’s future leaders so that they may excel in their college and career paths, strengthening this industry and the breed.

Scholarships

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Leadership

Through the Faces of Leadership Conference made possible by the Coley-Malir Leadership Endowment young leaders are exposed to opportunities in the industry and the conference cultivates communication skills, encourage working in team settings and focus on individual development. This summer the conference was held in Oklahoma City and a highlight was a trip to Oklahoma State University.

Committed to Leadership

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Education

The foundation holds fast to their mission of scholarship, leadership and education by providing programs that not only showcase the junior’s talents, but build leaders and prepare them for a bright future in the beef industry and beyond.

Education at the Forefront

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Research

The Hereford Research Foundation was established in 2009 as a division of the Hereford Youth Foundation of America, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization, to support breed improvement projects outside the scope of the American Hereford Association (AHA) budget.

Hereford Research Division

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Memorial contributions can be made to the Hereford Youth Foundation of America in honor of anyone.

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Since the first Junior National Hereford Expo in 2000, the Hereford Youth Foundation of America has awarded 2 million in scholarships fueling educational opportunities. A mission to support Hereford youth – these scholarships have been lighting the way for aspiring young enthusiasts in the Hereford breed. See MoreSee Less

It wouldnt be the 25th anniversary without a gathering of the past junior boards! 

Alumni from the National Junior Hereford Association, American Junior Hereford Association and National Junior Hereford Polled Council gathered at the Grand Daddy of Em All for an evening of reminiscing on past memories. 

50 years ago in 1974, the American Polled Hereford Association started The Junior National in Nashville, Tenn., and shortly after in 1978, the American Junior Hereford Association started the All American Junior Hereford Expo. We wouldnt be where we are today without their leadership paving the way.

It wouldn’t be the 25th anniversary without a gathering of the past junior boards!

Alumni from the National Junior Hereford Association, American Junior Hereford Association and National Junior Hereford Polled Council gathered at the Grand Daddy of ‘Em All for an evening of reminiscing on past memories.

50 years ago in 1974, the American Polled Hereford Association started The Junior National in Nashville, Tenn., and shortly after in 1978, the American Junior Hereford Association started the All American Junior Hereford Expo. We wouldn’t be where we are today without their leadership paving the way.
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Congratulations are in order for these scholarship recipients! 

Fulfilling our mission of supporting the next generation at the VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo, HYFA was proud to recognize Hereford youth at the Grand Daddy of Em All. $40,000 was given last evening through scholarships. Help us congratulate these National Junior Hereford Association members.

Congratulations are in order for these scholarship recipients!

Fulfilling our mission of supporting the next generation at the VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo, HYFA was proud to recognize Hereford youth at the Grand Daddy of ‘Em All. $40,000 was given last evening through scholarships. Help us congratulate these National Junior Hereford Association members.
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Were preparing for a special night at the Grand Daddy of Em All!

Michelle Weber Studio spent part of the week with us in Grand Island, Neb., painting a commemorative piece, Passion and Pride. It will be auctioned off tonight during the maroon jacket and scholarship ceremony to benefit Hereford youth, along with special edition etched wine bottles. Join us in Five Points Bank Arena at 6 p.m. for a historical night!

We’re preparing for a special night at the Grand Daddy of ‘Em All!

Michelle Weber Studio spent part of the week with us in Grand Island, Neb., painting a commemorative piece, Passion and Pride. It will be auctioned off tonight during the maroon jacket and scholarship ceremony to benefit Hereford youth, along with special edition etched wine bottles. Join us in Five Points Bank Arena at 6 p.m. for a historical night!
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