The American Hereford Association opened for business Feb. 5 at its new location, 11500 N.W. Ambassador Dr., Suite. 410, Kansas City, Missouri 64153, in the Kansas City Northland.
The mailing address for the new location is P.O. Box 901570, Kansas City, Missouri 64190.
The AHA closed on the sale of its 1501 Wyandotte Street office building on Jan. 18 to KC Hotel Developers LLC.
“This is an exciting move for our members,” said AHA President Kevin Schultz, Haviland, Kansas. “Our new headquarters will be more accessible for Hereford breeders. We are looking forward to our members stopping in to visit with staff and conduct business. I think they’ll enjoy its location near the interstate and improved parking. The new headquarters will also offer the flexibility needed to serve our growing membership.”
The Hereford breed established its roots in Kansas City in 1920 when it became the first beef breed association to own its own headquarters. The original office was located at 300 West 11th Street.
In 1953 President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicated the second AHA headquarters at 715 Hereford Drive before the Association moved to the Wyandotte Street location in 1986.
AHA Executive Vice President Jack Ward said, “The Hereford breed has strong ties with Kansas City. From our new location, the AHA will continue to provide exceptional service to Hereford breeders across the U.S.”