American Hereford Association names national shows coordinator
Bailey Clanton, Bucyrus, Kan., has been hired as the new American Hereford Association national shows coordinator and junior activities assistant. Clanton graduated from Kansas State University in May 2012 with a bachelor's degree in agriculture economics and served as AHA's junior activities intern this past summer and fall.
Clanton grew up in the seedstock industry, and she, along with her family, owns and operates Chisum Livestock, raising Shorthorn and Maine-Anjou cattle. She has shown on a national level and, in addition to the showring, has held various leadership roles on state and national levels. She was active in the Kansas Junior Shorthorn and Maine Anjou Associations as well as the National Junior Shorthorn and National Junior Maine Anjou Associations. Most recently, she served on the junior board of directors for the American Shorthorn Association and played an active role in the preparation, organization and execution of the National Junior Shorthorn Show in 2010.
In her new role, Clanton will oversee the AHA's six national shows and will assist with planning and management of the Junior National Hereford Expo. Throughout the year, she will also work closely with Amy Cowan, AHA youth and foundation director, to assist with the National Junior Hereford Association's programs and activities.
Cowan says, "We are thrilled to have Bailey officially join our Hereford team as national show coordinator and junior activities assistant. She was a huge asset throughout her internship, and with her past junior board and showring experience, she will not miss a beat as we travel to national shows and make plans and preparations for future junior activities and events."
Clanton will work out of the Kansas City office and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-842-3757.
The American Hereford Association, with headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the largest U.S. beef breed associations. The not-for-profit organization along with its subsidiaries--Certified Hereford Beef LLC, Hereford Publications Inc. and American Beef Records Association--provides programs and services for its members and their customers, while promoting the Hereford breed and supporting education, youth and research. For more information about the Association, visit Hereford.org.