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 that have the passion and desire to see our breed become one of the most successful breeds that exist by providing guidance and support to our Missouri Hereford breeders and the Missouri Hereford juniors. We hold our annual business meeting at the Missouri State Fair, also have casual meetings at the MJCA show in June and the Missouri Hereford Annual Banquet held in December. We also provide appetizers, drinks and decorations for the annual banquet.
The Hereford Women of Missouri also sponsor the Missouri Hereford Queen. Each year at the banquet, the queen is selected and crowned where she will represent Missouri Hereford Breeders at local, state and national events.
The Hereford Women of Missouri awards a $250 scholarship each year to a deserving high school and/or college student. Applications for the scholarship can be found on the website. This scholarship is funded by our fundraisers that we have at numerous times of the year. 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 that has been given is greatly appreciated.
2019-2020 Hereford Women of Missouri Officers
Hereford Women of Missouri Dues are $15 – please send them to:
20500 Sioux Drive
Lebanon, Missouri 65536
Hereford Women of Missouri
Annual business meeting
Missouri State Fair
Congrats to the 2020 Missouri Hereford Queen
Morgan Crutsinger is the daughter of Larry and Angela Crutsinger from Whitewater, Mo., where she grew up with her one sister, Lauren. Morgan is a senior at Delta High School, involved in school activities, such as: Executive Student Council President, FFA Sentinel, FBLA, Science Club, Art Club, National Honors Society, Delta 4-H Club Reporter, and Cape County Junior Leaders 4-H Club Vice President. In addition, Morgan currently serves as Area 15 FFA Chaplain, Cape Girardeau County Youth Liaison and Southeast Missouri Regional Representative on the Missouri State 4-H Council.
Morgan has been showing Hereford cattle since she bought her first horned Here-ford heifer in 2013. Since then, Morgan and her sister show their Hereford cattle at about 10 fairs and shows every summer. Morgan’s favorite show every year is the Junior National Hereford Expo, where she has exhibited for the last five years. Morgan was fortunate to be able to exhibit her Hereford cattle at the American Royal in 2019.
After graduating from high school, Morgan plans to attend University of Missouri – Columbia and major in Agricultural Business. She plans to obtain a job in the field of agriculture and have a registered Hereford cattle farm after graduating from college.
Morgan has been involved with the Missouri Junior Hereford Association and showing her Hereford cattle for the past seven years. She is honored to serve the Missouri Hereford Association as the 2020 Missouri Hereford Queen.
Missouri Hereford Queen Application (due November 1, 2020)
Please fill out the application and mail to:
914 S Redman
Marshall, Missouri 65340
Hereford Women Scholarship
Scholarship forms must be postmarked and submitted by October 15, 2019!
Hereford Women of Missouri Cookbook
The Hereford Women of Missouri met June 13, 2020, at MCA All-Breeds Junior Show in Sedalia. We discussed the progress of the cookbook. It is in the process of being printed. We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who contributed recipes to this fundraising project. Plans are underway to start selling them during the Missouri State Fair and the Missouri Hereford banquet and Missouri Opportunity sale in December.