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.

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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Deserving Hereford juniors have received scholarships in the Vanier family name for years, and this year the familys generosity was returned. The Vanier family was recognized during the first-ever Stockyards Beef Festival on Jan. 12, as the first inductees into the Hall of Fame of The Yards at the National Western. 

Congratulations to this renowned family, and thank you for your dedication over the years to Hereford Youth.

Deserving Hereford juniors have received scholarships in the Vanier family name for years, and this year the family’s generosity was returned. The Vanier family was recognized during the first-ever Stockyards Beef Festival on Jan. 12, as the first inductees into the Hall of Fame of The Yards at the National Western.

Congratulations to this renowned family, and thank you for your dedication over the years to Hereford Youth.
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Thank you to the Vanier family for their support of Hereford Youth in scholarship, leadership, education and research. Truly a deserving family to be the first to receive this award.

Thank you to the Vanier family for their support of Hereford Youth in scholarship, leadership, education and research. Truly a deserving family to be the first to receive this award.The John J. (J.J.) Vanier family, through their CK Ranch at Brookville, Kansas, is the inagural inductee into the Hall of Fame for The Yards at the National Western Stock Show.

Congratulations to the Vanier family and thank you for your continued support of the Hereford breed and the Hereford Youth Foundation of America. Through your dedication and commitment we are able to provide opportunity in scholarship, leadership, education and research for Hereford breeders across the country.
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The first lot of the Hereford Night in OKC Sale, was a generous donation for the second year in a row by T/R Cattle Company, Glencoe, Okla. The lot raised $30,000 with a percentage of the proceeds going to HYFA, purchased by Cottonwood Springs Farm, Cedar, Mich. and Everhart Herefords  of Waldron, Ind. Tim and Nancy Keilty and Bruce Everhart are long-time supporters of the mission of HYFA and were excited to give back in this way.

The first lot of the Hereford Night in OKC Sale, was a generous donation for the second year in a row by T/R Cattle Company, Glencoe, Okla. The lot raised $30,000 with a percentage of the proceeds going to HYFA, purchased by Cottonwood Springs Farm, Cedar, Mich. and Everhart Herefords of Waldron, Ind. Tim and Nancy Keilty and Bruce Everhart are long-time supporters of the mission of HYFA and were excited to give back in this way. See MoreSee Less

Make a difference for Hereford youth tonight while also adding to your herds success with the Lot 1 Foundation Female. Generously donated by T/R Cattle Company, this special lot will be available in the Hereford Night in OKC Sale, tonight at 6 p.m. Don’t miss out! See MoreSee Less