The Shorthorn Foundation

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A sincere desire for support and encourage noble purposes, above and beyond the day-to-day routine of the American Shorthorn Association, resulted in the establishment of the Shorthorn Foundation in 1967. The Shorthorn Foundation is still dedicated to building the Shorthorn breed’s opportunities in the cattle business, educating cattlemen and Shorthorn youth, and promoting the benefits and advantages of using Shorthorn genetics.

Over the years, the Shorthorn Foundation has donated almost $100,000 to Shorthorn projects, including:

  • Providing youth scholarships through Memorial Scholarship Programs
  • Supporting and funding educational programs, such as the National Junior Shorthorn Youth Conference and the The Summit – IGS Youth Leadership Conference
  • Conducting research projects on performance, AI, and genetic issues
  • Developing breed promotion materials
  • Sponsorship of the annual Lawrence Grathwohl Memorial Herdsman of the Year
  • Providing scholarships to the Lassie Queens and AJSA board member of the year

Through your help and support, the Shorthorn Foundation will be poised to continue these very worthy endeavors and expand the impact the Shorthorn breed and our producers can have on the beef industry. The Shorthorn Foundation is prepared to receive your charitable contribution as a 501©(3) tax deductible organization. At the end of each year, remember the cattle organization which has impacted your life and has provided educational opportunities to young people through the years and established a way of life for so many.

President Bill Rasor
Treasurer Bill Hunter
Trustee Gwen Crawford
Trustee Laurence Pathy
Trustee Les Mathers
Trustee Emeritus Jack Ragsdale

Charitable donations may be sent to:
Bill Rasor
1800 Lovers Leap
VanAlstyne TX 75495