Sayre Awarded $5,000 Perks Ranch Scholarship

October 23, 2022

Sayre Awarded $5,000 Perks Ranch Scholarship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — High achieving Hereford youth were awarded numerous scholarships during the 2022 American Hereford Association Annual Meeting and Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 21. In a special awards ceremony, the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) and its donors proudly awarded $165,000 in scholarships to 28 National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members to help support their higher-education goals.

The 2022 Perks Ranch Scholarship is in the value of $5,000 given by HYFA. It honors the Perks Ranch of Illinois and highlights Doug Perks’ legacy and leadership during his time on the HYFA board of directors.

Kira Sayre, Arenzville, Ill., is the daughter of Tim and Tracie Sayre. She is a senior at Colorado State University studying both animal and equine science. Throughout college she has remained involved, working for a local Hereford breeder and at a horse boarding and training facility. Her goal is to use the skills gained through her degree and her work experience to find a career in the agriculture industry. 

The scholarship fund is the bedrock of HYFA and countless youth are the benefactors of its mission. This last fiscal year, the foundation celebrated net assets reaching nearly $5 million and in total $185,000 was given back to Hereford youth to assist with their college educations. 


The Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) was established in 1986 and is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated exclusively to scholarship and educational support of youth in the business of raising Hereford cattle. The mission of the Hereford Youth Foundation of America is to 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.