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MHYF Board Member Spotlight

MHYF Vice-President
Dave Pence


Hello, my name is Dave Pence. I am the owner of Rafter P Ranch Miniature Herefords and principle of the structural engineering consulting firm, Pence Engineering, LLC . My wife, Mikaila, and I live in the beautiful and diverse area of southern Colorado called the San Luis Valley. Although my wife and I are office professionals by training, we are enjoying the challenges and rewards of "hobby" ranching. Our ranch's mission is to provide our family, friends, and neighbors with the same high quality ranch beef we stock in our freezer while maintaining top genetics for success in the show ring. And while you'll find my wife and I bundled up on those cold mornings to feed and down on our knees combing and spraying on show day, it's never to the exclusion of our children at the lead because our top focus is to assure that they earn the pride, confidence, respect, and work ethic that come with raising and showing these wonderful animals. I am enjoying the opportunity to support youth beyond my own kids through the MHYF and I look forward to meeting you at the upcoming shows!



Pre-Sales of the 2022 MHYF Miniature Hereford Calendars are for sale NOW!

The sale of the 2022 calendars is the fundraiser for the scholarships that will be presented to the 2023 Scholarship awardees. This is the only fundraiser that the Scholarship committee holds annually.  It is important for our youth to have funds available to help assist them with their future goals of higher education.

The Scholarship Committee is also continuing the advertisement sales for the 2022  calendar so please contact someone on the committee for more information!

Alyssa DuVal- Director of Scholarships, duval.alyssa3@gmail.com
Sheryl Erickson- Scholarship Committee, sjerickson@nvc.net
Andrea Trapp- Scholarship Committee, trappedintimeminiherefords@gmail.com

Help support our youth Scholarship program by
pre-purchasing a calendar today. 



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We cannot always build the future for our youth,
 but we can build our youth for the future.
 - Franklin D. Roosevelt



Miniature Hereford Youth Foundation Mission:

The Miniature Hereford Youth Foundation, Inc. was established to promote youth involvement in the breeding, management, showing, and marketing of Miniature Hereford Cattle through developing leadership skills and educational programs, encouraging personal growth, as well as providing a pathway towards attaining grants to continue to promote Miniature Hereford breeding programs and awarding scholarships.

MHYF is a 
501(c)(3) Non-Profit

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