President’s Monthly Message

September 2014

by Henry Kempfer

kempferSeptember is always a busy month, like I said at the convention “you can’t find the time you have to make the time”. Now it’s back to school, fall sports, and plenty of cow work to make the days fly by.

In the midst of busy schedules, I’m proud to announce the FCA signed a contract with the Omni at Champions Gate for Florida Cattlemen’s 2015 and 2016 conventions, while the Marriott at Marco Island is under renovation.

The Omni is located just south of Orlando off I-4, it is centrally located in the state and will be more convenient for many of our members to access easily.  I am convinced that even if we aren’t on the beach, our members will have great fellowship and successful meetings to grow and advance the Florida Cattlemen’s Association.  I’m also excited about the extra convention space to expand and improve our trade show.  If you would like to view the facilities at Omni – Champions Gate please visit their website My wife and I wanted to be sure this facility would fit our people, so we took our family and stayed overnight. We were quite pleased with the service and facility this operation provided.
Okeechobee County Cattlemen & Cattlewomen will host our Fall Quarterly meeting September 10-12.  We hope for a great turn out, so please consider yourself invited.

A great set of heifers will be available again this year at the FCA heifer sale Friday September 19 in Arcadia at the Arcadia Stockyard.. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.

The Florida Ranch Rodeo finals and Heritage Day Festival will be held in Kissimmee on September 26 & 27. This event is a huge success; bigger and better every year, thanks to many hard working volunteers and gracious sponsors.

Let’s all Make Time this busy month to attend as many of these events as possible. I look forward to seeing you there.