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Sales of the 2023 MHYF Miniature Hereford Calendars are for sale NOW!

The sale of the 2023 calendars is the fundraiser for the scholarships that will be presented to the 2024 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 2023 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 purchasing a calendar month page or pre-purchasing a 2023 calendar today. 


2022-2024 MHYF Vice-President 




Hello, I’m Brian Moore from Windsor Colorado.  I’d like to introduce myself to the MHBA members.  I’ve been nominated for MHYF Vice President.

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, if chosen, it will be a fantastic opportunity to give back to the youth foundation.



MHYF Board Member Spotlight

MHYF Secretary
January Stout

   Hello, My name is January Stout and I have worked with Miniature Herefords for most       of my life. I have been going to the NWSS in Denver, Colorado with my uncle and his       Miniature Herefords, J Bar W Cattle Co, since I was a young girl. Always helping in the     background, I enjoyed it so very much. In 2013 he asked me to travel with them to the      shows and later asked me to be more a part of the program and day to day. Of course I    said YES and have never looked back. I stated my actual show career in the ring in          2014 at the Iowa State Fair. I spend the majority of my free time working with our               family's cattle and now even have a place of my own where I can keep some on my         property! On a personal note, I have 3 dogs, 3 cats, and have been married to my             husband Tyler for 5 years and we have a 7 month old daughter whom I hope to raise to    love the Miniature Herefords as much as I do! I hope to be able to assist the MHYF as      the secretary and continue to grow the wonderful foundation for our juniors!

  Thanks!

January


MHYF 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!


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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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