Leadership & Education

Creating Leaders

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.

For more information about Faces of Leadership, visit hereford.org/youth/faces-of-leadership/.

Focused on 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. Highlighting HYFA’s education mission was the establishment of the Cottonwood Springs Farm Educational Endowment gifted by Tim and Nancy Keilty of Cedar, Mich. This $250,000 gift will propel education to the next level with the sole purpose of providing financial support for educational programs and contests at the annual Junior National Hereford Exposition.

Feed the Future Powers the NJHA Fed Steer Shootout

Powered by BioZyme Inc.’s Feed the Future program, the NJHA Fed Steer Shootout is an industry-leading opportunity for NJHA members to gain invaluable industry education and experience. Contestants will collect feed yard performance and carcass data during the contest and are given the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge of the cattle feeding and packing industries through a comprehensive educational contest.