KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bailey Clanton, Bucyrus, Kan., has been selected as the 2012 American Hereford Association (AHA) junior activities intern. Clanton graduated from Kansas State University in May with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture economics and hopes to begin a career in the livestock show and management business after her internship, which will begin in May.

Bailey has grown 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, Bailey has held various leadership roles on the 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.

Bailey also volunteers at the American Royal and has assisted with the annual exhibitor’s social, played a role in planning the junior premium livestock auction and also helped with the planning of the American Royal Hide Party.

AHA Director of Junior Activities and Foundation Amy Cowan says, “I am excited to welcome Bailey to the American Hereford Association and the junior department. Her real world experiences on the National Junior Shorthorn Board and her involvement with the American Royal and Kansas Junior Shorthorn Association will be a huge asset as we plan and execute the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) and PRIDE (Program for Reaching Individuals Determined to Excel) Convention this summer.”

Bailey’s duties will foucs around the JNHE in Grand Island, Neb., as she will manage the JNHE Ambassador team and help the NJHA board with the organization of the contests and events. She will also work closely with the entry process and assist with marketing and social media and communications to the exhibitors, state advisors and all JNHE attendees. Prior to the junior national show, she will represent the AHA at a few state and regional junior events and will be instrumental in coordinating the PRIDE Convention at Michigan State University in August.