Sheri Wieden, Executive Secretary

13287 East B-Line Road

Blue Springs, NE 68318

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Hereford Women of Nebraska





The winter was a hard one in Nebraska. March left like a lamb after pain and heartache it brought in the middle of the month. Many of you fought the snow, rain, cold and excess water during calving. Living and operating in this part of the world is far superior to anywhere else. Everyone helps each other, knowing it takes all of us working together to keep Nebraska Strong!  It is very heart warming to see all of the post on Facebook of the donated items and hay from through out Nebraska as well as across the nation.  


With spring in full swing, we are getting ready for summer and all of the activities.  The State junior show will be held June 1 and 2 at the Buffalo County Fair grounds, Kearney, Nebraska.  Junior National Hereford Expo will be held in Denver, Co July 6-13. During the state show, Hereford Women of Nebraska will award 2 scholarships to a Nebraska junior member (to age 22) who has graduated from a Nebraska accredited high school and will be entering a university, community college or trade school may apply. Applications and letter of reference must be received by the HWN scholarship chairman by May 1. The scholarship can be awarded to an individual only once. The scholarship application can be found on the Nebraska Hereford Association website under Hereford Women of Nebraska.


We will also be awarding a cash award for a select few junior members to attend Faces of Leadership.  What is Faces of Leadership? During the three-day event, nearly 100 participants listen to nationally known speakers and participate in junior board workshops, which assist in the enhancement of the individual’s leadership talents, communication skills and beef-industry knowledge. Faces of Leadership is typically held at land grant universities or hotels.  This conference is offered to junior members ages 14-21. 2019 Faces of Leadership Conference will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Innovation Campus from July 30-Aug. 3. 


If you know of a junior member who is interested in attending Faces of Leadership and would like a chance to win a cash award to be used toward attending, have them fill out the application and either mail or email it back by May 15, 2019. Interviews will be conducted at the state show. Finalists will be notified of interviews prior to the state show. 


If anyone has pictures of their county fair Champion Hereford heifer, please send it to us so we can put it in an album on our Facebook page recognizing our juniors.


Hereford Women of Nebraska now has their own email address. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at:


Hope everyone has a good spring and summer.


Trudy Nolles

Hereford Women of Nebraska President

Hereford Women of Nebraska, (HWN), is an organization to promote the growth and encourage the influence of Hereford cattle. To extend hospitality and assist in developing an image of the Hereford industry. To encourage the young people of Nebraska to learn through actual practice, as well as the great potential of Hereford cattle.

HWN does this through many activities.  Some of these include supporting contest and scholarships for the Nebraska Junior Hereford Association as well as the Nebraska Hereford Queen program. 

HWN has several trademark "Herfy" items for sale to help with funding the many programs.  To keep up to date with activities, "LIKE", our Facebook page, or contact our President. Contact information may be found on the Nebraska Hereford Association website as well as contact information to invite our Nebraska Hereford Queen to one of your functions.

Front row: Trudy Nolles, President; Kay Miigerl, Vice President; Sarah Nelson, Secretary; Sarah Person, Treasurer.
Back Directors: Michelle Pearson, Carol Preifert, Amber Morgan, Afton Alber and Carrie Ourada.
Trudy Nolles is also serving on the National Hereford Women board of directors.

Committee Chairman:

Awards: Carol Priefert -

Scholarships: Trudy Nolles  -

Ways and Means:  Carrie Ourada -

Royalty:  Kay Miigerl-

If you are interested in joining the Hereford Women of Nebraska, send the following information and $25.00 to the address below.


Name: _____________________



 Email: ______________________



Please send dues to:

Hereford Women of Nebraska

℅   Sarah Person

     2205 E 24th Road

     Hampton, NE 68843

If you would like to invite our 2019 Queen, Hannah Pearson, to an event, please contact Kay Miigerl at

2019 Royal Court (l to r) - Princess - Cheyenne Morgan, Burwell; 2019 Queen - Hannah Pearson, Oconto; 2018 Queen - Ralston Ripp, Kearney; Sweetheart - Kaisha Alber, Guide Rock

Congratulations to Sheila Crays, Tobias, NE - 2018 National Hereford Woman of the Year!

For more information, please contact or


Congratulations to the 2018 Nebraska Hereford Woman of the Year -Karla Person