The Junior Hereford Show

The Junior Hereford Show

The Junior Hereford Show encourages National Junior Hereford Association members to Learn. Lead. and Achieve. If you have an interest in Hereford cattle and improving yourself as a leader, producer or an individual, then this is meant for your ears.


November 22, 2022 35 min

In this special Thanksgiving episode of The Junior Hereford Show, four different junior members join Ralston to talk about what they are thankful for this season. Tune in today to listen to Trevor, Megan, Joseph and Salem, and enter into the holiday spirit, today!

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The new National Hereford Queen, Madison Katzenberger, sits down with Ralston to talk about the process of running as well as the feelings of excitement and anticipation in Kansas City leading up to being crowned.

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October 14, 2022 33 min

From the NJHA Fed Steer Shootout to being a JNHE Ambassador, Katherine Krauss has been involved in many facets of the NJHA beyond the showring. Ralston sits down with her to discuss the different programs and opportunities that have developed her to the person she is today. 

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September 30, 2022 40 min

The Rhythm of the 2022 JNHE in Louisville, Ky., was thanks to our official music provider, JJ the DJ! From a background that did not involve agriculture, he took the leap to join the Hereford family during one of its largest events and will be coming back next year. You don't want to miss this episode!

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September 16, 2022 34 min

Bryden Barber, Channing, Texas, sits down with host, Ralston Ripp, to discuss the recent success during the 2022 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo. Barber dives into the growth that has led him to a successful year and the legacy he wants to leave for the next Hereford juniors. Also hear from the September large ad sponsor, Colyer Herefords, and the reasons they support the NJHA.

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August 31, 2022 24 min

Hear from a previous HYFA scholarship recipient, Madison Sifford who is succeeding due to the generosity and support of the Hereford Youth Foundation of America. Scholarships for the 2022 fall scholarships presented during the AHA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., are due tomorrow, Sept. 1!

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August 19, 2022 31 min

On this episode we recap our adventures in Billings Mont. during the 2022 Faces of Leadership conference as well as hear from the next season of The Junior Hereford Show's host who will be taking over for the next year. You won't want to miss this episode!

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July 29, 2022 20 min

Cody Jensen, past NJHA Chairman, joins the podcast to talk about the honor of receiving the first ever, Bob Norton Excellence Award during the 2022 Junior National Hereford Expo, as well as the impact Bob Norton had on him, both in his personal and professional career.

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July 15, 2022 33 min

Our Chairman, Noah Benedict and Vice Chairman, Wyatt Lawrence, reminisce on the memories in the NJHA as they prepare to give away their jackets in Louisville, Ky. Listen to the latest episode of The Junior Hereford Show while packing or driving to the 2022 Junior National Hereford Expo! 

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June 30, 2022 31 min

On this episode, Amy Cowan and Bailey Clanton cover all things leading up to the 2022 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo. From stalling and load-in processes to the addition of the new afternoon awards ceremonies, this episode is packed full of information.

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June 24, 2022 27 min

Hear from two retiring directors on the same episode, with the first segment dedicated to Bailey Morrell, your Communications Chair from Willows, Calif.  Luke Daniels, retiring director from Dalhart, Texas, shares his memories in both the NJHA as well as serving on the NJHA Board of Directors on the second segment of this episode starting at 15:15. We'd like to thank both Bailey and Luke for their dedication and commitment to t...

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June 3, 2022 28 min

Cheryl Mitchell, influential keynote speaker and leadership innovator, sits down with Noah Benedict to review different tips and perspectives on leadership and prepare us for what to expect at Faces fo Leadership in Billings, Mont., Aug. 3-6.

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Hear from Libby Rushton, NJHA Membership Chair and Lauren Gatz, National Hereford Queen, about the different programs that will be available at the 2022 Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). Topics range from the different contest changes, including the newest addition of Sales Academy, as well as insight into the Cornhole for a Cause service project hosted by the National Hereford Queen.

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May 6, 2022 31 min

On this episode, we hear from NJHA alumni Rylee Barber as well as current NJHA Director Tar Tut, about the experience they had at the Youth Beef Industry Congress (YBIC), in College Station, Texas.

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Trevor Johnson, Centerville, S.D., and Hannah Williams, Merck Animal Health, both join The Junior Hereford Show. Trevor talks about his aspirations for his future and how programs like the NJHA Fed Steer Shootout and the Field Day are helping prepare for his future career in the cattle feeding industry. Hannah Williams, a past NJHA member and on the board of directors, speaks of the influence her involvement in the NJHA and America...

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April 1, 2022 34 min

Dylan Kottkamp sits down with Noah Benedict on this episode of The Junior Hereford Show to talk about the impact the BOLD Leadership Conference had on his life and how he plans to use his new leadership skills and knowledge, moving forward. 

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March 18, 2022 31 min

Today we are talking with Jarrod Gillig from Cargill, Inc. Jarrod and his team will be presenting at the Fed Steer Shootout Field Day about Carcass Fabrication & Merchandising, and he has insight to share about your professional careers as well. 

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March 4, 2022 27 min

Kade and Kendall Boatman join host Noah Benedict, to talk about their involvement in the NJHA Fed Steer Shootout contest and attendance of the first ever Fed Steer Shootout Field Day in 2021. The second annual Field Day is coming up on April 2, 2022, in Scott City, Kan.

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February 18, 2022 30 min

Ralston Ripp, NJHA Director from Kearney, Neb., highlights her entrepreneurial mindset through life and how to brand yourself and your business.

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February 4, 2022 30 min

Paige Lemenager comes on the podcast with Noah Benedict to talk about the successful show season she had with Boy Harley 018H ET, and her upcoming plans for the future.

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