FCA News

December 2016
Sweetheart Samantha Dailey

As 2016 comes to an end, I would like to take this time to reflect on my journey as Sweetheart thus far. One of my favorite topics to discuss with consumers is beef by-products. Sometimes I think it is easy for people to forget that we are producing much more than beef. We are producing things that we use every day such as toothpaste, shampoos,

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Florida Beef Ambassador

It’s here!  The most wonderful time of the year is finally upon us.  Christmas is a special time of year filled with traditions.  Whether you’re staying home or traveling, spending time with family or friends, the one thing that connects all of our plans during the holiday season is food.   Traditionally, Thanksgiving is all about the turkey, Easter is ham or lamb and Fourth

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JFCA Update

Hello Everyone!  I am Maddilyn Johnson and I am pleased to say that I am the 2016-2017 JFCA Treasurer!  I am 16 years old and a sophomore at Chiefland High School.  I live in Levy County with my parents, Chad “Cracker” and Angela Johnson, and my three older brothers-Tyler, Quin, and Bryden.  Along with being very active in our FFA Chapter, I am also involved

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Dec. FCW Report

As we approach the holidays and year-end, I reflect on my year serving as President of the FCW. It seems that my tenure was a whirlwind and just when I got the feel for everything, it’s time to pass the gavel. This year the FCW celebrated its 55th Anniversary. I appreciate everyone’s assistance during my tenure as President. We all strive to make the next

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November 2016
Casey Wingate
JFCA President

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing well! The team and I have been busy planning and working events.  At our last quarterly we started planning our field day and community service projects and we could not be more excited! We will have more details out soon. One of the events we worked was the Ranch Rodeo Finals in Kissimmee.  This event took place on

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Sweetheart Samantha Dailey

As I sat down to brainstorm ideas for my Sweetheart article, I was reminded that the month of November is a month for giving thanks!  Of course!  There is always something to be thankful for! I am thankful to be a part of an industry that provides food, fiber, and fuel to the world! Growing up in programs such as 4-H & FFA have taught

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October 2016
Screw Worm Larvae

Download Factsheet from APHIS (pdf) TO: Florida Livestock Industry Leaders and Partners FROM : Ned Waters, President, Florida Cattlemen’s Association I write to you to inform you of the fact that Animal Health officials have discovered New World Screw worm in Monroe County on Big Pine Key. Attached for your review are press releases and talking points generated by The Florida Department of Agriculture and

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Allyson Moore

Hello fellow FCA, FCW, and JFCA members, My name is Allyson Moore and I am ecstatic to be your 2016-2017 JFCA Vice President! I am currently 16 years old and a Junior at Harmony High School. My family and I reside in Osceola county were we have a small herd of commercial cows. We AI our cows for my brother and I to show at

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Sweetheart Samantha Dailey

It’s finally my favorite time of year; cool weather, crisp air, it’s finally fall! This past month, I had an awesome time at the Cowboy Heritage Festival & Ranch Rodeo Finals. From popping whips to digging into some delicious smoked brisket and then watching the cowboys and cowgirls show off their skills, this was a weekend I will never forget.  Being able to showcase our

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Beth and Matt Tavrides at 2015 FCA Ranch Rodeo finals.

The State received much rain and then some thanks in part to Hurricane Hermine. By day 6 of rain – ENOUGH already! When I have to put on rubber boots to walk out to the pens and feed heifers, we’ve had too much rain; our place is saturated along with the entire State. I hope this month brings us a taste of fall and cooler

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October 2016

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