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.

Apply for HYFA Scholarships

HYFA proudly awards close to $200,000 to support Hereford youth, and applications for the 2023 Fall HYFA Scholarships and the Western States Hereford Scholarships are open. Fall HYFA Scholarships are due Sept. 1, and the Western States Hereford Scholarship applications are due Nov. 1.

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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The 2023 American Hereford Association Annual Meeting is right around the corner, and included are events dedicated to celebrating the success of juniors and the Hereford Youth Foundation of America. Make sure to register for the event and book your hotel room as soon as possible.

New this year, Friday evening will host the NJHA Meet-up: Building on Confidence, Community and Connection, a mixer event for NJHA members to see their friends and expand on the connections with people across the country.

For more information and to register: hereford.org/events/annual-meeting/
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The impact that scholarships can have on a National Junior Hereford Association members future is astounding and can leave a legacy. Don’t forget to apply for the Fall HYFA Scholarships available by TONIGHT at 11:59 p.m. CST.

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HYFA Scholarship recipients are making a difference in the agriculture and beef industries, and HYFA wants you to apply for the more than $160,000 in scholarships that will be awarded this fall. Applications are due TOMORROW, Sept. 1.

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HYFA Scholarship recipients are making a difference in the agriculture and beef industries, and HYFA wants you to apply for the more than $160,000 in scholarships that will be awarded this fall. Applications are due TOMORROW, Sept. 1.

herefordyouthfoundation.submittable.com/submit
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Shop the National Junior Hereford Association and HYFA summer collection before it goes away. All proceeds from the Foundation 1 Store support HYFAs pillars of scholarship, education, leadership and research and assisting the next generation to lead our industry. 

https://shophereford.com/collections/hyfa

Shop the National Junior Hereford Association and HYFA summer collection before it goes away. All proceeds from the Foundation 1 Store support HYFA’s pillars of scholarship, education, leadership and research and assisting the next generation to lead our industry.

shophereford.com/collections/hyfa
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