On a state level, junior memberships are available for any young person from birth through their 22nd birthday. The Missouri Junior Hereford Association is widely recognized across the country for its strength in both numbers and enthusiasm. One of the greatest events of the year is the Junior National Hereford Expo where members across the state level travel across the country to meet up with other junior members across America and Canada. Missouri members enjoy camaraderie among each other, the 1200+ entry Hereford show and many contests and events throughout the week-long activity. The junior association holds several meetings throughout the year and many fun activities planned for junior members and their families. We hope you will be come a member today!
IMPORTANT: 2019 Junior National Hereford Expo
Below is some information that will be helpful as you prepare for the trip.
Please visit the JNHE site at www.hereford.org for additional information about the show and requirements.
Please direct any questions about state participation to the appropriate MJHA advisors listed below:
Brad Mueller 573-517-2999
Shannon Mueller 573-768-4910
Eddie Roth 660-351-4126
Mary Roth 660-351-4071
Jeff Rhode 816-261-4819
Susan Rhode 816-261-4821
HOTEL BLOCK: The MJHA has a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn & Suites Stapleton, located on Quebec Street just 5 miles from the show facilities. Room rate per night is $89. THE DEADLINE FOR RESERVING ROOMS IS FRIDAY, JUNE 21. To make a reservation, call the hotel direct at 303-388-8100 and ask to reserve a room in the Missouri Junior Hereford Association block (or you won’t get the $89 rate!). As of today…there are still rooms left!
HEALTH & REGISTRATION PAPERS: Please bring original AHA registration papers with you for all animals coming to the show. If your cattle were not tattoo checked by Joe Rickabaugh in Sedalia or tattoo stamped at another AHA show, please ensure your registration paper matches your animal’s ear. Resolve any problems with AHA immediately. Please consult the AHA website for health requirements in Colorado, and/or with your vet for any states you are traveling through on your way to Denver.
ARRIVAL: No cattle will be allowed in the barns on Saturday, July 6. Arriving cattle will go straight to tie-outs. Missouri will be assigned a section of tie-outs, but they will not be assigned by exhibitor—first come, first serve. Barns will be available for set up only. Advisors will need time to mark stalls with assignments once the barns are open, so please be patient with this process. Cattle are allowed to come in the barns on Sunday, July 7.
STALLING: Eddie Roth is in charge of assigning all Missouri stalls. If you have special stalling requests, please contact Eddie by June 23. Stalls will be assigned based on the number of head you entered and the space allocated to our state by the AHA. Every effort will be made to accommodate your needs. If you are not bringing some of the cattle that you entered—or have chosen to not bring cattle at all—please let Eddie know so that we can adjust the space. All cattle will be stalled continuously as one display without individual divider gates between exhibitors. Overhead fans will be used in each aisle, so please bring them. No butt fans are allowed in the barns. If you own black divider panels, please bring them to Denver as we will need panels to go on each end of the aisles. Showboxes, feed and other tack will be staged in shared areas at the ends of the aisles, so please be respectful of others and the space they will need. The AHA provides bedding in both the stalls and tie-outs, so there is no need to bring bedding for your cattle. Stall cards for all animals entered by Missouri exhibitors will be printed and provided by the MJHA.
LUNCHES: Missouri Families will be serving lunch in the barn Monday thru Friday of the week we are in Denver. Brad and Shannon Mueller are in charge of meal planning and preparation. Cost is $5/day or $25 per person for the whole week. Drinks are not provided. If you and your family would like to be part of our state lunches, please contact Mary Roth. Mary would like to have the lunch count finalized and all payments sent to her by July 1, if possible. Make checks payable to MJHA.
STATE BASKET: The Hereford Youth Foundation of America hosts a state basket auction each year at JNHE. Haleigh Ferguson is leading Missouri’s donation and is still looking for items to be donated. The theme is “Outdoor Fun,” so bring anything that would be used at an outdoor party or barbecue. If you’d rather donate cash toward items needed, contact Haleigh at 660-287-8249. Half of the proceeds from the sale of our state basket come back to the MJHA.
CONTESTS: All contest sign-up deadlines have past, but preparation for both team and individual events should be going full steam. If you haven’t coordinated with your team members on preparation for your contest, please reach out to check on status, or contact Susan Rhode.
FACEBOOK PAGE: If you are on Facebook, please connect with us on the Missouri Junior Hereford Association Facebook page. It is a fast and easy way to communicate with our families!
Please send your $15 annual dues to:
(dues must be paid by April 1)
20500 Sioux Drive
Lebanon, MO 65536
2018-2019 MJHA Officer Team
President: Rachael Bagnell
Vice President: Jacob Toombs
Fair Play, Missouri
Secretary: Dalton Reynolds
Treasurer: Taylor Miller
Reporter: Phillip Mueller
Fundraising Chair: Haleigh Ferguson
Director: Connor Bolch
Platte City, Missouri
Director: Aidan Kleinman
Director: Issac Rhode
Jeff and Susan Rhode
7765 NW Hwy NN
Stewartsville, MO 64490
816-261-4819 Jeff Cell
816-261-4821 Susan Cell
DATES TO REMEMBER
Hotel information: Quality Inn & Suites – Phone: 303-388-6161 – ask for Missouri Junior Hereford Association, room rate $89 per night. Rooms must be booked prior to June 21, 2019 to get the rate.
Faces of Leadership final registration deadline
MJHA Meeting – 30 Minutes After End of MO State Fair 4-H/FFA Hereford Show – Missouri State Fair Coliseum. The meeting will begin with a pizza party for all juniors and their families—come join us!
Scholarship Opportunities (applications must be postmarked by October 15)
Missouri Junior Hereford Association Scholarship
Missouri Hereford Association Scholarship