KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The American Hereford Association (AHA) welcomed four interns in May from across the nation to join the team for the summer. Riley Greiten, Midlothian, Texas; Tate Caughman, Fayetteville, Ark.; Laramie Coffey, Morrison, Okla.; and Kase LeRow, McGregor, Texas, will assist their respective entities within the AHA to complete various projects throughout the summer.
Riley Greiten – Hereford Publications Inc. and AHA Communications Intern
Riley Greiten is serving as the Hereford Publications Inc. and AHA communications intern. Greiten is currently a senior at Texas Tech University (TTU) where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications, with a minor in agricultural leadership. During her time at TTU, Greiten has had many different opportunities, including being a member of the 2022 Texas Tech meat judging team. Outside of school, she interned at the Four Sixes Ranch, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and H-E-B. Greiten is expected to graduate in December 2023. Post-graduation, she plans on pursuing a master’s degree in agricultural communications. As the Hereford Publications Inc. and AHA communications intern, Greiten will assist with both the Hereford World publication and other communications efforts at AHA. She will aid in social media content strategy, as well as providing photography and writing components throughout the summer. She will write feature stories for Hereford World and assist in preparation for the 2023 AHA Annual Meeting.
Tate Caughman – Certified Hereford Beef® Intern
Tate Caughman is serving as the Certified Hereford Beef® (CHB) intern. Caughman graduated in May 2023 from Oklahoma State University (OSU) earning a bachelor’s degree in animal science, with a focus in production. During her time at OSU, Caughman was heavily involved in the Oklahoma Collegiate Cattlemen’s Association where she served as the treasurer for the organization. Aside from her involvement in extracurricular activities, Caughman also excelled in the classroom, earning her a spot on the Dean’s List and President’s List. After her internship, Caughman plans on pursuing a master’s degree in agricultural communications. As the Certified Hereford Beef® intern, Caughman will assist with the day-to-day marketing of the program. She will help to market the brand to various food services as well as different retail business partners.
Laramie Coffey – Youth Activities Intern
Laramie Coffey is one of two youth activities interns. Coffey is currently a junior at OSU where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications, with a minor in agribusiness. While attending OSU, Coffey has been involved in the Oklahoma Collegiate Cattlemen’s Association and Collegiate Farm Bureau. Coffey also acts as a mentor and tutor for other students in the Ferguson College of Agriculture at OSU. Outside of the classroom, Coffey has had the opportunity to intern at the Oklahoma Youth Expo and Cattlemen’s Congress, as well as working for the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation. In her role as a youth activities intern, Coffey will assist with all facets of youth programs throughout the summer. Her role specifically includes working to manage youth educational contests while at the VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE), as well as assisting with the management of the Faces of Leadership event. In her role, she will assist with the management of the JHNE Ambassador team.
Kase LeRow – Youth Activities Intern
Kase LeRow is the second youth activities intern. LeRow is currently a senior at TTU pursuing his bachelor’s degree in animal science, with a focus on production. Prior to his time at TTU, LeRow attended Blinn College where he graduated with his associate degree in animal science. During his time at Blinn College, LeRow was an active member of the livestock judging team. LeRow is currently on the TTU livestock judging team. Besides his involvement in school, he interned for Genesource, and the State Fair of Texas. LeRow is expected to graduate in May 2024. Post-graduation, he hopes to obtain a master’s degree in ruminant nutrition. As a youth activities intern this summer, LeRow will assist with all youth activities and events. Specifically, he will oversee the entry process and plan show logistics for the JNHE. Additionally, LeRow will help manage the JHNE Ambassador team.
“The AHA is happy to welcome a great group of summer interns into the office,” says, Jack Ward, AHA executive vice president. “We appreciate them choosing the AHA and working alongside our staff to continue to develop their skills for the next step of their careers.” If you are interested in becoming an AHA intern, the applications open in the fall and are available at Hereford.org.
The American Hereford Association, with headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the largest U.S. beef breed associations. The not-for-profit organization along with its subsidiaries — Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC, Hereford Publications Inc. (HPI) and American Beef Records Association (ABRA) — provides programs and services for its members and their customers, while promoting the Hereford breed and supporting education, youth and research. For press releases and photos, visit Hereford.org/media.
–American Hereford Association