FCA News

May 2017
KNOW AN AG INDUSTRY GIANT?

MAKE A NOMINATION TO THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL HALL OF FAME MAITLAND, FL (April 12, 2017) – Florida agriculture is filled with industry giants who have left a rich legacy of achievement, innovation and progress. The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame, which honors those who have made significant contributions, is accepting nominations for inductees. The online nomination form is available on the Florida Ag Hall of

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May
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FCW Report

Our Annual Convention is quickly approaching, so I hope all counties are working on a scrapbook and an item for the Silent Auction! I look forward to seeing them on display! As you are making plans for convention, please remember to include all the FCW activities in your schedules.

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May
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Hello everyone! The officer team and I had a great time at the March Quarterly located in Tallahassee.  We got to meet with representatives to talk about some of the major concerns in the beef industry and walk around the capital building.  We also attended a block party one night where we ate delicious beef and got to talk to people, including our Commissioner of

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May
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April 2017
Thank You from Ashland, Kansas

Monday, March 6, 2017, is forever etched in the hearts of those affected by the historic Starbuck Wildfire that raged across the prairie rangelands in Kansas, the Panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma and eastern Colorado. More than 1.3 million acres were burned, 30 homes were lost, nearly 10,000 head of livestock were killed and thousands of miles of fences were lost. More than 85% of

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Apr
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CNN’s Great Big Story Features  Florida Dairy Farmer Ed Henderson

Reposted from Florida Dairy Farmers Ed Henderson is a fifth-generation dairy farmer who takes playing the trombone to the next level. A jazz musician who plays in a 17-piece band, he always has a reliable audience for his impromptu gigs-his music-loving herd. CNN’s Great Big Story was so intrigued by Henderson’s cow concerts, they recently visited Shenandoah Dairy in Live Oak, Florida, to catch one.

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Apr
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April FCW Report

We wrapped up the Florida State Fair during which 40 FCW members from 7 counties volunteered time in the FCW Booth to talk with thousands of consumers and distribute over 5,000 beef samples during the 10 day event. In addition to steak samples, several counties highlighted their own beef recipes such as Beef & Black Bean Soup, Chimichurri Wraps, and Chimichurri Steak samples. Florida Cattlemen,

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Apr
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March 2017
FCW President Michelle Grimmer

I wanted to remind everyone about the upcoming Legislative Quarterly meeting coming up in a few weeks (March 13 – 15) in Tallahassee. I cannot stress enough how important this meeting is as the primary focus of this meeting is for Cattlemen and Cattlewomen to meet personally with every State Senator and Representative to discuss issues in legislation that have a direct or indirect effect

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Mar
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February 2017
IMPORTANT: Annual Convention Location Change!

The FCA Annual Convention has been moved to Orlando: June 19 – 22, 2017 Orlando Buena Vista Palace 1900 Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 Get more details, photos, booking information and more on our Annual Convention Page here.  

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Feb
2017
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A month has gone by, how are your goals coming? Did you try a new recipe? If so, send it to me to try! I love experimenting in the kitchen, especially with crockpot meals to share with my roommates. This month I am traveling to Nashville, TN for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention & Trade Show with a few of my colleagues. I am

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Feb
2017
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Well….cooler weather finally came during the month of January – while it was intermittent, the cooler days were nice when we had them. The FCW Clay Shoot was held January 14th and we appreciate all those who attended and came out to support our fundraiser. As I draft this article, I am excited to be packing up to head to the ANCW Meetings at NCBA

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Feb
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February 2017

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