Legacy Grant Winners

With your help we were able to award the 2020 Legacy Grant to two deserving individual breeders. 

Josh Shaw out of Michigan and Melissa Boerst out of Nevada. 


"I feel very honored and  thankful to be part of a group of people who believes in taking care of each other and promoting the betterment of each other. Getting to know members who are the legacy of the Longhorn industry is a good way to continue the memories of the people, their values, and their knowledge on to the next generations. I am very grateful to be able to say that I am student debt free because of the longhorn industry. It is a great relief to, even in the darkness of 2020, to have some light, to be rid of one more payment and close that chapter of my life. Education is really important to me and you never stop learning no matter what your age. I feel very passionate for this program which rewards individuals who accomplished a goal and found a passion in Longhorns. I will continue to give back as much as I can to support this special program.”

Melissa Boerst


"We are beyond blessed and grateful for being awarded the Legacy Grant. Beside the obvious benefit of the monetary award, the grant allowed us to become more connected with the past and the present Longhorn industry. It was an honor to be able to try and capture a small part of the Legacy of Mike Bowman, which will live on for generations to come in the Longhorn industry. We are looking forward to being able to give back to the Longhorn Legacy Grant to impact someone else in the way they have impacted us."

Josh & Megan Shaw