Miniature Hereford Junior Nationals Junior Committee
The MHJNJC is made up of 8 Junior Members. Committee members are represented by 2 juniors per region.
Seat A will serve two years (2019-2021) and Seat B will serve one year (2019-2020).
At the 2020 MHJN event Seat B will be elected by junior members of their respective regions. Once elected Seat B will serve a two-year appointment.
At the 2021 MHJN event Seat A will be elected by junior members of their respective regions and will serve a two-year appointment.
The four (4) B seats will be open and voted on at the 2020 MHJN Sunflower Showdown event.
Junior members interested in serving on the committee should submit their application to MHJN by April, 25 2020.
Meet the 2019-2020 MHJNJC
Samantha Tucker Region 1 Seat A
My name is Samantha Tucker, I am currently a senior at Smith Center Jr.Sr. High School in Smith Center Kansas. Upon graduation, my plans are to attend Washburn University where I will obtain a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing. The activities I am involved in are FFA, 4-H, Scarletts Dance Team, Cheer Squad, and SAFE committee. During my FFA and 4-H career I have shown seven years. This includes showing cattle, sheep, goats, chickens, and horses.
Alexus Eudy Region 2 Seat A
I'm Alexus Eudy and I am a senior from Detroit High School and recently got accepted into Texas Tech for the Fall of 2020. I am representing region 2 this year! I have been actively involved in my FFA chapter and 4-H for the last 6 years. I have exhibited livestock for 6 years and Miniature Hereford cattle for the last 4. I have competed well in local, state, and national shows with my cattle and in showmanship. I am also very passionate for LDEs and CDEs competitions and I am currently this years FFA Chapter Secretary and The Miniature Hereford Junior Nationals Junior Committee Chairman. I am super excited to be representing the Miniature Hereford breed and to work along side such great people.
Lacey Rouse Region 3 Seat A
My name is Lacey Rouse. I am a Freshman at North Cedar High School in eastern Iowa. I have been raising Miniature Herefords with my parents and older brother since I was eight years old. I am an active member of both our county 4H and our school’s FFA chapter. I participate in other activities at school, too, which include volleyball, basketball, drama, and concert band. When I’m not at school, doing school activities, or working cattle, you can find me chilling out with my black Labrador Retriever, Callie. I am excited to serve as a Representative for Junior Nationals.
Region 4 Seat A
I am Isaac Wiley from Mount Vernon, Ohio. I am 17 years old and a Junior at Veritas Academy. My family and I operate 4 Wiley Farm, LLC where we run about 19 head of Miniature Herefords. I am part owner of 5 head, and my brother and I are responsible for the daily care and maintenance of the herd. I started showing Miniature Herefords when I was 9 years old and my parents haven’t been able to keep me out of the show ring since. I now show at the county, state and national levels. Miniature Herefords are my main focus, but I also enjoy showing goats and full-sized cattle. Showmanship is my passion and I am more than willing to take just about any animal into the show ring.
In my spare time, I am on a trap shooting team, play the piano at my church and love spending time in the woods hunting deer and squirrels. Some of the things I am most proud of this past year are receiving the Miniature Hereford Junior Nationals Herdsman Award and winning Reserve Grand Champion Bull at the North American International Livestock Expo.
I have attended the Miniature Hereford Junior Nationals for the last two years. Junior Nationals has changed my life and taught me to not be afraid of the unknown. I have been pushed out of my comfort zone, but it is those times that I have had the most fun and learned the most. I am honored to have been chosen as a part of Junior Nationals Junior Committee and hope I can make this a great experience for all the junior participants.
Maddy Carr Region 1 Seat B
I’m Maddy Carr I am a senior at North Platte High and I live in North Platte, NE. I’ve been showing for 4 years now. Outside of showing I am a Student Advisor for my FFA Chapter, I am a utility player on my schools softball team and do traveling softball in the summer. Outside of my hobbies I work at Walmart in Online Grocery Pickup and 308 Performance Diesel Shop. I love taking on new challenges and experiencing new things. With my positive and upbeat attitude I look forward to interacting with kids and adults and helping the new committee improve for younger generations to take on!
Landon Watson Region 2 Seat B
My name is Landon Waston 17, from Mill Creek Oklahoma. I am currently serving as Vice President of my FFA Chapter, I show Miniature Hereford heifers and pigs. I own my own lawn care business and in my spare time like to go hunting and fishing with friends. This is my second year showing Miniature Herefords and I am looking forward to serving on the committee this year as a Region 2 Representative.
Shelby Eudy Region 3 Seat B
My name is Shelby Eudy. I am serving on the committee for Region 3. I am a 17-year-old Junior at Detroit High School where I'm active in Floral Design, Greenhouse Operations, Athletics, Livestock Judging, Quiz LDE Teams, and all FFA events and community service. I plan to attend college, and hope to be an Athletic Trainer. My hobbies include volleyball, basketball, and showing Miniature Hereford cattle all over the United States.
Region 4 Seat B
My name is Maren Hoban and I am from Detroit Lakes Minnesota. I am a junior at Detroit Lakes High School where I am involved in our FFA Chapter, Key Club, and our Nordic Ski team. I am a very active member in Becker county 4H, where I serve as the Livestock Committee Secretary, as well as a beef and swine Youth Project Leader. I have been showing beef and swine for six years and this will be my fourth year showing Mini Herefords.