Craig DeHaan and his wife, Sandi, both grew up on farms and purchased the family farm in 1991, where they still live in the house Craig grew up in. They have four children with one attending Vet School at the Iowa State University.
Craig began his career as a banker, but several years ago left the banking world behind to jump full time into the agriculture industry. Craig is a representative for Advanced Ag Products, an all-natural feed supplement that focuses on gut health for all species of livestock.
Craig began his cattle journey with club calves, but when his kids didn't want to show them, he sold the herd and purchased his first Miniature Herefords at the Iowa State Fair. He, along with his partners, raise show and meat animals. They have developed their own meat label, Prairieland Premium Meat, where they sell products all across the United States.
ORANGE CITY, IA
Daniel and his wife, Heather, both grew up in the city, but spent weekends in the country with grandparents. Twenty years ago, they left city living behind and bought a small hobby farm. Daniel spends his days as the General Manager of a commercial HVAC company and then comes home to do what he really loves on the farm.
Their oldest son, Isaac, has recently returned to the farm where he is helping them to grow the farm and cattle herd. 4 Wiley Farm, LLC now has one of the largest herds of Miniature Herefords in the area. Their focus is on raising quality show cattle and they are working to expand their grass-fed meat operation.
Daniel is passionate about the Miniature Hereford breed and excited to see the breed growing. "The more we show up, the more we are recognized. The more we are recognized, the more opportunities will be presented for us to showcase our breed. The Miniature Hereford Breeders Association has offered our family great opportunities through the show ring and by being a part of an organization that has so much to offer the cattle industry. "
MOUNT VERNON, OHO
Originally from Harlingen, Texas, Andrea grew up on a commercial cattle and row crop operation. She now resides in Lyford, Texas with her husband, Kevin, and daughter Montanna.
In 2015, they purchased their first Miniature Hereford as a 4-H project and established Trapped In Time Miniature Herefords. As the first Miniature Herefords in the Rio Grande Valley, Andrea has dedicated her time to growing the breed and Miniature Hereford shows to the area and at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show.
I live in Lubbock, Texas where I own a commercial construction company building hospitals, restaurants, shopping centers, warehouses and industrial agricultural buildings. I have spent the last 28 years building my company from the ground up and understand what it takes to make a company successful.
I was raised on a family hobby farm in New Mexico and spent many years showing livestock in 4-H and FFA. We now run 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. Journi started showing minis when she was three so that she could be like her big brother and sister. We have traveled many miles through lots of states making memories with our Miniature Herefords.
I want to see the MHBA re-energized and working together to become stronger, growing the breed and making things better for our youth and breeders.
DIRECTOR, REGION 1
DIRECTOR, REGION 2
Spring Trail Ranch began in June of 2009 after my wife watched a Fox TV story about a Miniature Hereford ranch in California. We researched and ended up buying our first four cows and a bull from Nebraska.
After retiring from the insurance industry several years ago, our mini's and Bouvier's are our full time passion. I love seeing each year what breeding combination produces and how to improve what I am doing with our mini's. To me it is very interesting to see each other breeder's style of mini's through out the country. You can learn a lot from each breeder's efforts.
It's a great time to be involved in the Miniature Herefords!
DIRECTOR, REGION 3
Growing up in the Miniature Hereford breed, Isaac is proud to now be able to serve the members in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois and Wisconsin and help to promote the breed, support breeders and keep the MHBA strong and moving forward.
From Mount Vernon, Ohio, Isaac is one of the four that makes up 4 Wiley Farm. He is a 2022 graduate of the University of Northwestern Ohio and works for a commercial HVAC company. He is actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the family farm with a special focus on growing the size and diversity of the farm.
Isaac has been involved behind the scenes of the MHBA for many years as a Regional Ambassador, as well as assisting his parents with many of the shows. "I look forward to our region working together to become better people, better cattle men and women, better breeders and continuing to improve the Miniature Hereford breed and the organization."
MOUNT VERNON, OHIO
DIRECTOR, REGION 4
I live on a small farm with my husband Josh and our daughter Myra. My husband and I own a feed store in the same community we live, and are 4-H leaders there as well. I grew up in Oklahoma on a commercial cattle ranch where my love of cattle started. From the 9th grade till my freshman year of college, I showed various commercial cattle, sheep, rabbits and chickens. I have a bachelors degree in Agribusiness from Southern Arkansas University and a Masters in Agribusiness Management from Mississippi State.
EL DORADO, AR
DIRECTOR, REGION 5
Leon and his wife own Carlee Farms where they breed Miniature Hereford cattle. Leon has retired as the CEO/General Manager of one of the larger utility companies in the state of Iowa. Leon and his wife enjoy working with their cows and offer special deals to young people so they can own and show Miniature Herefords. The Lamer's are stockholders in their county fair and are always working to make sure that they can offer that great experience to as many youth as possible.
DIRECTOR, REGION 6
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.
DIRECTOR, REGION 7
DIRECTOR, REGION 8
DIRECTOR, REGION 9
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.