New Junior Hereford board members, officers elected

American Hereford Association
Farm Forum

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Four National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members were elected to the NJHA board of directors at the 2018 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) July 1-7 in Grand Island, Neb.

Abigail Spindle, Moriarty, N.M; Brooklyn Adam, Lathrop, Mo.; Montana Lawrence, Princeton, Minn.; and Samuel Lawrence, Avilla, Ind., and their maroon jackets were welcomed as new NJHA directors during the JNHE awards ceremony on July 5. Two delegates from each state junior Hereford association voted for the individuals they wanted to represent the membership. The NJHA board is comprised of 12 individuals who serve three-year terms and govern the 3,000-member organization.

The 2018-19 officer team includes chairman Austin Matheny, Mays Lick, Ky.; vice-chairman Brooke Hinojosa-Sidwell, Carr, Colo.; communications chair Taylor Belle Matheny, Mays Lick, Ky.; leadership chair Brandt Downing, Culver, Ore.; fundraising chair Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas; and membership chair Nathan Hopkins, Winchester, Tenn. Also serving as directors are Mason Blinson, Buies Creek, N.C., and Bailey Jones, Darlington, Wis.