KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The American Hereford Association (AHA) invites Hereford breeders to the 2023 Annual Membership Meeting and Conference and the National Hereford Show at the American Royal. This event is an opportunity to network with Hereford breeders and enthusiasts from across the U.S. and other countries.
“Efficiency Pays. Numbers Matter,” at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. will feature Educational Forums, an industry trade show, a scholarship and awards luncheon, the AHA social and the Annual Membership Meeting. The weekend concludes at the American Royal complex for the Ladies of the Royal Sale and the National Hereford Show. Members are welcome to tour the AHA headquarters Thursday morning, Oct. 19.
Thursday, Oct. 19
The first session of Educational Forums starts at 12:30 p.m. The trade show and registration will open at noon.
Friday, Oct. 20
Educational Forum sessions resume Friday morning at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown at 7:30 a.m. The trade show will open at 7 a.m. There will be a break between Educational Forum sessions from noon to 1:30 p.m. for the Awards Luncheon, where National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) Fed Steer Shootout winners will be recognized, and the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) will award scholarships. National Hereford Queen interviews will be at 1:30 p.m. The closing Educational Forum session will be at 3:30 p.m. The National Hereford Women (NHW) Annual Meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. The AHA Board of Directors will host The Gathering, a social, from 4:30-6 p.m. The NJHA Meet-up: Building on Confidence, Community and Connection will be 5:30-7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 21
Breakfast is at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday followed by the AHA Annual Membership Meeting at 8 a.m., including the annual AHA report. Hall of Fame and Hall of Merit inductees, Century and Golden Breeders, and the Commercial Hereford Producer of the Year will be recognized during the Annual Meeting. Association members will select up to 153 delegates to conduct the Association’s business and elect three new directors to serve on the Board. The six 2023 candidates are:
Northeast: Tom Boatman, Rockford, Ill.; Jerry Delaney,
Lake Benton, Minn.
Northwest: Linda Sidwell,
Southeast: David Burns, Pikeville, Tenn.; Scott Sullivan, Grannis, Ark.
Southwest: Cindy Pribil, Hennessey, Okla.
American Royal Events
The National and Regional Show Award Presentations will be at 1 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Wagstaff Sale Arena at the American Royal Complex. The Ladies of the Royal Sale will be at 1:30 p.m. View the entire offering at Hereford.org/marketing/hereford-sales/production-catalogs.
The junior Hereford show, judged by John DeClerck, College Station, Texas, will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in Hale Arena. The National Hereford Show at the American Royal, judged by Tim Schaeffer, Hagerstown, Ind., will be at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in Hale Arena. For those who cannot attend, show results will be available online at Hereford.org.
The National Hereford Queen will be crowned following the selection of the supreme champion Hereford female.
Please assist the AHA in planning this event by submitting your RSVP at Hereford.org/events/annual-meeting. The educational sessions, trade show and the national and regional award presentations are free for all AHA members and guests to attend.
–American Hereford Association