Four new junior Hereford members were elected to the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) board of directors at the 2016 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) July 9-15 in Madison, Wis.
Brooke Hinojosa, Carr, Colo.; Austin Matheny, Mays Lick, Ky.; Bailey Jones, Darlington, Wis.; and Nathan Hopkins, Winchester, Tenn., were elected as new NJHA directors during the awards ceremony on July 13.
Brooke Hinojosa has been a member of the Colorado Junior Hereford Association for six years. She will be a freshman at at Oklahoma State University in the fall, where she plans to major in animal science, and hopes to work for a breed association or agricultural-based company upon graduation.
Austin Matheny has been a member of the Kentucky Junior Hereford Association for nine years. He is a junior studying animal science at Kansas State University, and plans to return home to expand his family operation and raise high-quality Herefords upon graduation.
Bailey Jones has been a member of the Wisconsin Junior Hereford Association for 12 years. She is a sophomore at the University of Madison-Wisconsin, where she studies dairy science, and plans to attend medical school upon graduation.
Nathan Hopkins has been a member of the Tennessee Junior Hereford Association for 10 years. He is studying biological sciences at Vanderbilt University, and plans to continue his education in medical school upon graduation.