Mail dues to: Marijane Miller
20500 Sioux Drive
Lebanon, Missouri 65536
Welcome to the new Hereford Women of Missouri! We have been reformed and re-energized into one brand new group to help support our breed – originally known as the Hereford Women and the Missouri Poll-ettes.
Our mission is to promote the Hereford breed. We are made up of women who have the passion and desire to see our breed succeed through guidance and support to our Missouri Hereford breeders and the Missouri Hereford juniors. We hold our annual business meeting at the Missouri State Fair and also have casual meetings at the MJCA show in June and the Missouri Hereford Annual Banquet held in December. At the annual banquet, we provide appetizers, drinks and decorations.
The Hereford Women of Missouri also sponsor the Missouri Hereford Queen. Each year at the banquet, the new queen for the year is selected and crowned. The Missouri Hereford Queen represents Missouri Hereford breeders at local, state and national events.
The Hereford Women of Missouri award a $250 scholarship each year to a deserving high school and/or college student. Applications for the scholarship can be found on the website. Throughout the year, membership fundraise for these financial commitments. Our fundraisers include silent auctions at the annual banquet, 50/50 raffles at the state fair and collecting cans for the juniors and queen. All your support given is greatly appreciated.
2022-2023 Hereford Women of Missouri Officers
Mail dues to: Marijane Miller
Annual business meeting at the Missouri State Fair each year.
2022 Missouri Hereford Queen
Macy Reed – Green Ridge, MO
At the 2021 Missouri Hereford Association annual meeting and banquet in December, Macy was crowned the new Missouri Hereford Queen. As she looks forward to the year ahead she is most excited about the great opportunity to meet new people and have new experiences through traveling, attending events and representing both the breed and state.
“Raising Hereford cattle has opened so many doors and opportunities for me,” said Macy. “I have been able to meet people and make other connections.”
At nine years old, Macy showed her first Hereford heifer and a few years later incorporated steers as well. She admits her father’s experience as a junior taught both her and her sisters almost everything they know. For Macy, working with the new show animals each year is enjoyable as they are “so gentle and easy going.”
Today, Macy is a junior at Green Ridge High School and stays very involved in other activities including President of her local 4-H club, FFA chapter reporter, FBLA secretary, and secretary/treasurer of her school’s National Honor Society. She also works at Family Center Farm and Home in Sedalia.
As Macy plans her year of service, she plans to attend the MCA All-Breeds Junior Show, National Junior Hereford Expo, Missouri State Fair and state field day.
“I am excited to serve as the queen this year!” said Macy.