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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Didnt get registered for HYFAs Grand Drive to 25 Race, sponsored by Grand Meadows Farm? Youre in luck, you may still sign up on-site on race day!

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The National Junior Merit Award is one of the most prestigious awards given out each year. This award has gifted over $70,000 to junior members in the NJHA. Recipients receive a $5,000 scholarship, along with a trip to a Hereford operation in the U.S. This award is given to junior members who encourage individual and cooperative effort, enthusiasm, leadership and achievement, and to develop well-rounded breeders for the Hereford breed and the beef industry. Thank you to the countless donors who make this scholarship possible! #JourneyThroughJNHE

The National Junior Merit Award is one of the most prestigious awards given out each year. This award has gifted over $70,000 to junior members in the NJHA. Recipients receive a $5,000 scholarship, along with a trip to a Hereford operation in the U.S. This award is given to junior members who encourage individual and cooperative effort, enthusiasm, leadership and achievement, and to develop well-rounded breeders for the Hereford breed and the beef industry. Thank you to the countless donors who make this scholarship possible! #journeythroughjnhe See MoreSee Less

25 years of the Golden Bull Achievement Award 💥

With a focus on the next generation, more than $113,000 has been awarded to youth through the Golden Bull Achievement Award presented each summer at the Junior National Hereford Expo. As one of the most coveted honors presented to college students annually, they each receive a $2,500 scholarship and the iconic bronze bull. Scholarship opportunities like this have been possible for many years because of generous supporters. Take a journey through the photos to see the winners of this prestigious award! 

#JourneyThroughJNHE

25 years of the Golden Bull Achievement Award 💥

With a focus on the next generation, more than $113,000 has been awarded to youth through the Golden Bull Achievement Award presented each summer at the Junior National Hereford Expo. As one of the most coveted honors presented to college students annually, they each receive a $2,500 scholarship and the iconic bronze bull. Scholarship opportunities like this have been possible for many years because of generous supporters. Take a journey through the photos to see the winners of this prestigious award!

#journeythroughjnhe
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Journey through the Junior National Hereford Expo 📷 

We’re counting down the days until Hereford youth embark on the 25th JNHE held in Grand Island, Neb., this summer! Over the years, HYFA has been proud to support youth at the JNHE through scholarships, leadership and education. This summer we are looking forward to awarding $40,000 in scholarships to deserving youth of the National Junior Hereford Association. 

As we make plans for the Grand Daddy of ‘Em All, follow along as we share the history of the event shaping the next generation. #JourneyThroughJNHE

Journey through the Junior National Hereford Expo 📷

We’re counting down the days until Hereford youth embark on the 25th JNHE held in Grand Island, Neb., this summer! Over the years, HYFA has been proud to support youth at the JNHE through scholarships, leadership and education. This summer we are looking forward to awarding $40,000 in scholarships to deserving youth of the National Junior Hereford Association.

As we make plans for the Grand Daddy of ‘Em All, follow along as we share the history of the event shaping the next generation. #JourneyThroughJNHE
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