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Get to Know Our 2024 Nominees

2 May 2024 5:05 PM | Anonymous

Election ballots have been placed in the mail and should be arriving in your mailbox soon.  Be sure your voice is heard and submit your votes no later than May 31, 2024.

Great elections start with great candidates.  Get to know our 2024 nominees.  

Dan Wiley - Nominee for Vice President

I live in Central Ohio with my wife, Heather and our two sons, Isaac and Walker.  We purchased our first Miniature Herefords to raise meat for our family on our small farm.  We had never owned cattle before and had no idea what we were doing.  That first year was a baptism by fire, but we sure did learn a lot.  Looking back, we are amazed at how much the cattle industry has embraced us, how much we have learned and how far we have come. 

Our boys became involved in 4-H and developed a love for the show ring.  We now show on the county, state and national levels.  I first became involved with the Miniature Hereford Breeders Association serving as the Director for Region 3.  We are passionate about the Miniature Hereford breed and have been honored to have been a part in building the breed in this part of the country. 

As the show superintendent of two national and two state shows, I have had the privilege of meeting so many people and I am honored to be able to represent the breed and the cattle industry.  I have seen the quality of cattle improve and an increased respect for Miniature Herefords.  I am thankful for the platform the show venues have given us and I take pride in the relationships and trust I have been able to build to help move the breed forward in the show arena. 

I have been honored to serve as the Vice President of the MHBA for the past year.  We are a growing breed and have many opportunities to improve.  We are stronger than when we started, but we still have areas that we can continue to build.  I would be honored to have your vote to continue moving this breed forward and to make the Miniature Hereford Breeders Association a stronger organization supporting the needs of the Miniature Hereford breeders. 

Kurt Hoban - Nominee for Vice President

Our family lives just north of Detroit Lakes, MN and we have been raising Miniature Herefords since 2016.  We started our herd with two heifers and a leased bull and have now grown to raising between 20-25 head consistently from year to year.

Both my wife and I grew up on farms and we wanted the same environment for our kids.  Miniature Herefords seemed like a good fit for us and we are fortunate to be able to raise these cattle while still holding full time jobs away from the farm.

Miniature Hereford breeders across the country are doing great things to promote their cattle either through websites, social media sites, in print, or through state and local associations.   While we sometimes get caught up in focusing on the show aspect of our cattle, it is important to note that many of our fellow breeders are doing great things promoting the finished beef element of their farms and ranches as well, and with great success.

Visibility and networking is important, not just for the sale of our stock, but also for the support and mentorship with our fellow breeders. We have a great community of people nationwide, many of whom are just an email or phone call away, who are willing to help answer questions and offer advice on what works and what doesn’t for them. 

 If the association is going to move forward successfully, it should be tapping the entire network of members for ideas and input, at both the regional and executive board level.  

Billy Scott - Nominee for Treasurer

My name is Billy Scott and I live in Lubbock, Texas where I work in commercial construction.  I was raised on a family hobby farm in New Mexico and spent many years showing livestock in 4-H and FFA.  We now raise about 25 club cows, 15 recips and several Miniature Herefords.  I have two adult children, Aubrey and Zane who grew up showing livestock and my youngest, Journi, is still showing cattle.  She started showing minis when she was three so that she could be like her big brother and sister.  Journi shows Miniature Herefords in 4-H and also shows full-sized cattle.

We have traveled many miles through lots of states making memories with our Miniature Herefords.  We have downsized our herd, but we still love our Minis and they will always have a special spot in our hearts.  We are now paying it forward for the new kids coming up.

I have decided to run for Treasurer of the MHBA to help grow the organization for the kids and those growing into the breed.  I feel the MHBA and MHYF have been doing at great job, but it is important for others to step up and help make the organization even better.  I want to see the organization re-energized and working together to become stronger, growing the breed and making things better for our kids.  I want to work with all audiences to come together for the common cause of moving this breed in a positive direction and making sure Minis are a big deal.

I am a single dad, have a hobby cattle farm, run a commercial construction company and we show pretty hard.  I am as busy as everyone else, but I choose to accept the challenge to help make a difference in the MHBA. 

Isaac Wiley - Nominee for Region 3 Director

Having grown up in the Miniature Hereford breed, I have been honored to serve the members in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois and Wisconsin as Regional Director for the past several years.  I understand how important it is to promote the breed, support our breeders and keep the MHBA strong and moving forward.  

I live in Mount Vernon, Ohio and I am one of the four that makes up 4 Wiley Farm.  I graduated from the University of Northwestern Ohio and I now work for a commercial HVAC company.  I am actively involved in the day-to-day operations of our family farm and have been a pivotal part of growing and expanding our herd and the diversity of our farm. 

I started my service in the MHBA as a Regional Ambassador during my high school years, as well as assisting my parents with many of the shows.  I understand the importance of this breed, the fight we have fought to be recognized and how we need to continue the journey to improve our cattle and the organization.  I also recognize that while the MHBA is an association about cattle, the real focus is the people and families that we support.  The cattle industry is the greatest place to be raised and the people are what makes the journey, culture and lifestyle worth fighting for. 

I would be honored to continue my service of representing the Miniature Hereford Breeders Association and to continue the work of moving the association forward. 

Daniel Lloyd - Nominee for Region 3 Director

My name is Danny Lloyd, along with my wife Heather, and two children Hayden and Hadley we own and operate Muddy Fork Ranch LLC in the north central, Ohio area. We raise Hereford, Charolais, and Miniature Hereford show stock with our focus being Miniatures. We also row crop and sell freezer beef. During the day I work in technical services for the local Caterpillar dealer where I specialize in industrial, marine, and oil and gas engines as well as generators and switchgear.

Having grown up around Herefords while helping farm with my grandfather I developed a strong love for the breed. In 2016 my grandfather saved me a newspaper article about Miniature Herefords, this was the first time either of us had heard about them and I quickly realized I wanted to own these cattle. My grandfather passed before I purchased my first Miniature Hereford cow in 2017 but I know if he were there to see he would have been hooked like I am. Now today we have a herd of 16 and continue to grow.

I am dedicated to navigating our breeds future while still preserving the past. I believe that together we can take on the challenge of improving our cattle without loosing site of why the Largents started this journey so many years ago. Our cattle need to remain efficient, fertile, and profitable but also keep up with the trends to satisfy the modern cattleman. This is a great challenge, but it is the challenge that I am up for.

I appreciate your consideration for Region 3 Director and look forward to working with all of our members. If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Thank You, Danny Lloyd



Charles Rohla - Nominee for Region 6 Director

Charles Rohla received his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, Master of Science in Agriculture Education and Doctor of Philosophy in Crop Science from Oklahoma State University.

Rohla was raised on a farm in northwest Oklahoma where his family operated a wheat/stocker farm and growing lot. He currently lives on a small ranch in Southern Oklahoma were he, his wife and son are involved in producing hay, raising Miniature Hereford Cattle, American Quarter Horses, American Paint Horses and pecans.

He serves on his county Farm Bureau Board, Oklahoma Agriculture Leadership Program Advisory Council, Lake of the Arbuckles Watershed Association Board, Oklahoma State University Ferguson College Alumni Society Board, along with numerous Advisory and Committee roles within the American Pecan Industry

Charles Rohla serves as the Manager for Pecan Systems and is an Ag Consultant with the Noble Research Institute. He joined Noble in 2006.  

Robin Benton  - Nominee for Region 9 Director

I have raised Boer goats and Dorper sheet.  In 2015, I sold my goat herd and opted for cattle.  I knew I wouldn't be able to handle full-sized cattle, so I began researching the miniature breeds.  Since I was a kid, I've always loved the look of the Hereford.  The red and white just stood out and takes me back to my childhood days of the range cattle that hung out at my favorite fishing hole.  I was able to secure some breeding stock from a ranch in northern Utah and started my cattle ranch - Diamond Dollar Ranch.  I had no plans of showing.  However, that changed when my Regional Director arrived at my home.  It was his knowledge and somewhat persistent nudge that convinced me to show.  Now I am hooked and spend my spare time researching bloodlines, AI cattle and developing an embryo program.  I've built my herd to about 20 cows using some of the best bloodlines I can afford.  As a Regional Director, I hope I can also help others find the joy of owning and showing Miniature Herefords.

Brian Moore - Nominee for MHYF Vice President

I am Brian Moore from Windsor Colorado.  I grew up on a dairy farm near Osage Iowa. Farming in Iowa in the late 70’s and 80’s was rough.  So I went to college, became a teacher and never thought I would ever be involved with livestock again. Fast forward about 20 years ago my family, wife Vickie, son Nolan and daughter Kate were walking through the barn on the hill at the NWSS and fell in love with the Mini’s and I told myself, I can raise and enjoy these animals. In 2015 we bought two cow calf pairs and never looked back.

Kids are the future of the breed and I love the being able to give back to the youth foundation.

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