KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Members of the American Hereford Association will gather Nov. 1-3 in Kansas City for the group’s annual meeting.

Hereford enthusiasts from across the nation will enjoy three days of events and activities including educational forums, the Annual Meeting and the National Hereford Show during the American Royal.

The Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa, located in Riverside, will host the event again this year. The hotel’s two restaurants — Crazy Olives and the Journey steakhouse — will feature Certified Hereford Beef entrées during the annual meeting weekend. To make reservations, phone (800) 270-7711.

Friday afternoon, an educational forum will kick off the weekend at the Argosy, followed by a “Hereford Honoree” reception.

The educational forum will include an update on AHA’s DNA testing and genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences and the development of an udder quality EPD. Oklahoma State University animal scientist David Lalman will share his thoughts on cow size and efficiency and how Hereford fits the needs of the commercial industry.

During the Honoree Reception, this year’s Hereford Heritage Hall of Fame and Hereford Hall of Merit recipients will be recognized, as well as the Hereford Youth Foundation of America scholarship winners.

That evening HYFA will kick off its “Growing a Lasting Legacy” campaign at around 8 p.m. Entertainment will conclude the evening at the Argosy Hotel.

Saturday, the Annual Membership Meeting, which is open to the public, will start at 9 a.m. Association members selected 141 delegates to conduct the association’s business and to elect three members to serve on the AHA Board of Directors.

The four board candidates are Terri Barber, Austin, Texas; Dave Bielema, Ada, Mich.; Mike Taylor, Petersburg, W.Va., and Joe Van Newkirk, Oshkosh, Neb.

Buses will be available to shuttle attendees to the American Royal complex for the Ladies of the Royal Sale and the junior Hereford show.

Shuttles will start at 1 p.m. and run every half hour between the hotel and the American Royal complex. The last shuttle will leave the American Royal complex at 8 p.m.

The sale starts at 2 p.m., followed by the junior Hereford show that will begin at 5 p.m. at the American Royal complex. The junior show judge will be Ken Guens, Bath, Mich.

Sunday, the National Hereford Show will begin at 8 a.m. in Hale Arena at the American Royal complex. Between the female and bull shows, 2012-13 National Show Award winners will be recognized. Prior to the selection of the champion bull, the 2013-14 National Hereford Queen will be crowned.

The National Hereford Show will be judged by Kyle Colyer, Bruneau, Idaho. For those who can’t make the trip to Kansas City, show results will be available online at Hereford.org.

At 8:30 a.m. the AHA Board of Directors will be available in the American Royal Governor’s Room at the American Royal complex to answer questions about the association and its programs.