FCA News

March 2014
2014 All-Judging Team Reunion Luncheon

April 26, 2014 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center UF Animal Sciences Building Registration – $30    We would like to invite you to the 2014 All-Judging Team Reunion luncheon to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 26 at the Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center, with lunch being served at noon.  The event will

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FDACS Conducts Bio-Agriculture Survey

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has contracted with The Balmoral Group to assess Florida Bio-Agriculture. This effort will identify key issues facing agribusiness owners, relating to Bio-Agricultural market opportunities, constraints and commercialization research. As an association member, we strongly encourage you to complete this important survey. The survey can be accessed through the link below, or please feel free to contact

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Florida Beef Cattle Short Course

May 7-9, 2014 Alto and Patricia Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center – 2142 Shealy Drive Gainesville, FL  The course addresses issues for beef cattle enterprises at an elevated level of management skill with practical applications for every beef cattle producer, in Florida and beyond. The course focuses on unique challenges facing our beef industry, beef production issues, urban growth, global competition, changing  consumer demands,

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State Ranch Rodeo Qualifiers In March

Central Florida Fair Cattlemen’s Invitational Ranch Rodeo Central Florida Fair, Orlando Saturday, March 8, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. Stacey Redditt (407) 295-3247Sumter County Ranch Rodeo Sumter County Fairgrounds March 14-15, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. Justin Story (352) 303-4954   Don’t forget the Ranch Rodeo State Finals are September 26-27, 2014 at the Silver Spurs Arena, in Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee

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Free BQA Certification For Producers

For a second year, your checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is giving you the chance to become certified for free thanks to a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. and the Beef Cattle Institute housed at Kansas State University. The cost of BQA certification is normally $25 to $50; however, from February 3, through April 15, 2014, Boehringer Ingelheim will defray the cost of the

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Sweetheart’s March Message

During the month of March, Polk County hosts their annual Agrifest. Agrifest is a time when different elementary schools all throughout Polk County bring their fourth grade classes to the extension building in Bartow and the students learn about different sectors of agriculture. There are different stations set up, and the students go around to each station. For example, at the beef station, students learn

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Mar. ’14 Jr. Trail

Hey everyone! I wanted to thank everyone that attended the Legislative Quarterly in Tallahassee this past month. We had a great representation of JFCA members at the Capitol! During this quarterly meeting we went around the Capitol, and talked to different Representatives and Senators about issues that the cattle industry is facing. It was a great learning experience and hopefully we can have even more

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March FCW Report

February has been incredible!  I attended the NCBA Beef Industry Convention and Trade Show for the first time. I’d have to say that having it in Nashville, TN made it even more special for me since I had never been there before! My notebook of new ideas and great facts to share is incredibly full after four days of fun, fellowship and the sharing of

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February 2014
Feb. ’14 Jr. Trail

Hey guys! Can you believe it is already 2014? Time sure does fly! Our next big event is the Legislative Quarterly in Tallahassee on March 12th! All members are encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity for us to meet face to face with our state legislatures and talk about important issues that our industry is facing. I attended this quarterly for the first

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Sweetheart’s February Message

This month the Cattlewomen hosted their annual clay shoot. I hope everyone who attended had a wonderful time. I had the honor of attending the Polk County Youth Fair beef breeding shows and steer show. I love being able to see the students showcase what they have raised and knowing they work so hard to produce the best. The Florida State Fair will be held

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February 2014

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