FCA News

December 2015
FCW 2015 in Review

Melanie Fowle, 2015 ANCW President, adopted the John C. Maxwell quote “Change is inevitable; growth is optional” to define the national efforts this year. In response to the inevitable change occurring locally, the FCW leadership shifted much of its focus during 2015 from ‘business as usual’ promotion and education to identifying solutions to improve member experience, mission attainment, and overall organizational efficiency and quality. I’m

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November 2015
November FCW Report

November kicks off the FCW’s very first Public Relations Campaign, and I’m pretty excited! This campaign has been more than two years in the making. Like any good nonprofit, the FCW has to evaluate the return on each investment of our time and money. Back in 2013, the Board of Directors determined that providing beef shirts to fair exhibitors did not return enough benefit for

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Casey Wingate, JFCA Sectretary

Hello everyone! This year I was honored to be elected as the new Secretary for the JFCA. My name is Casey Wingate and I am from Manatee County. I am a junior in high school and am homeschooled. A lot has happened in the short time that I have been Secretary.  In June, the Florida Cattlemen’s Convention was held at the Omni Champion Gates. They

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FCA 2015-2016 Sweetheart Alex Lucas

Wow! I cannot believe that it is November already and the holiday season is upon us. I am more impressed than ever by our cattlemen and cattlewomen. This month I will be launching the Florida Cattlemen’s Association blog where I will be highlighting leaders in our industry and presenting positive messages about the happenings in our industry as well as my thoughts on issues that

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October 2015
FCA 2015-2016 Sweetheart Alex Lucas

Happy October! Hopefully the fall brings cooler weather and warm spirits to your home! Wow! What a month it has been. September brought much excitement and lots of activities to all of us, and I couldn’t be happier with how this month has gone. I have had such an amazing time representing the industry with all of the cattlemen and cattlewomen members and sharing the

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JFCA Update

I hope this update finds you all doing well. Since my last update a lot has been going on in our association, both on the state and county levels. First and foremost, the first show of the 2015 JFCA Points Series kicked off in Kissimmee. Not only did our association have a record number or calves entered, but also we had a record number of

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September FCW Report

Last month, the UF PIE Center coordinated a membership survey for the FCW. I want to personally thank each person who took the time to respond. Your input is instrumental as we grow our organization and work towards achieving its mission. I am so excited to hear your thoughts and opinions, and look forward to reporting the survey results closer to the New Year. If

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September 2015
Beef Ambassador Report

It was great to be a part of the 2015 Florida Cattlemen’s Convention, located at the Omni in Central Florida. Having the opportunity to network with Florida Cattlemen, CattleWomen and Youth solidified just how strong our Florida Beef Industry is. The Florida Cattle Industry is one of the oldest and largest in the nation and is vital to our state’s well being. As Florida Beef

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FCA 2015-2016 Sweetheart Alex Lucas

Bom día! Last month I was fortunate enough to go to Brazil on a study abroad trip with the University of Florida.  My program was a part of the Challenge 2050 Project at the University of Florida, which through accompaniment with local communities searches for global solutions to issues surrounding six systems which are affected by the worlds growing population.  here I learned about international

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Sept. FCW Report

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Each day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer.  Yet, only 4% of the National Cancer Institute budget is dedicated to pediatric cancer.  On its face, this all has very little to do with the mission of our organization.  However, we are an industry of people who care deeply about faith, family, and community.  The late Don Plagge described these

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September 2015

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