FCA News

October 2016
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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September 2016
Casey Wingate
JFCA President

Hello everyone! My name is Casey Wingate and I’m excited to announce that I am your new 2016-2017 JFCA President! I am 16 years old and a senior in high school. I reside in Manatee County where my family and I run 60+ head of Chi, Maine, and Simmental cattle. My family and I have been raising and selling show calves for many years. I

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Sweetheart Samantha Dailey

My oh my! My first month as your FCA Sweetheart has flown by.  My summer has been extremely busy, but I’m not complaining! I finished my internship with Florida 4-H, went to the Ona Field Day, and helped out at the JFCA point series show in Tampa. What do all these things have in common? YOUTH! In the past, I have participated as a youth

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August 2016
Seminole and Cowboy DNA

On Sunday Aug. 21, 2016 Jacki Lyden (NPR), shared the following story.  Click below to listen to the NPR audio story and/or read the article. South Florida’s Seminole Cowboys: Cattle Is ‘In Our DNA’ Photo: Carlton Ward, Jr.

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Summer 2016 Dairy Update

Below is the Summer 2016 issue of Dairy Update, the dairy newsletter of the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida. Open / Download the Summer 2016 Dairy Update (pdf) In this issue: · Goldilocks and the 3 Cows · Comparing and Forecasting of Florida Federal Order and UF Dairy Unit Mailbox Prices · Cooling Your Dry Cows When it is Hot: Major Paybacks

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Sweetheart Samantha Dailey

Hello Everyone! My name is Samantha Dailey, and I am extremely excited to serve as the 2016-2017 FCA Sweetheart. My roots run back to Marion County, where I started showing steers and heifers at our county fair. I credit the Southeastern Youth Fair for sparking my interest in the beef industry, because after showing my first steer, I was hooked! As my roots grew deeper,

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August FCW Report

The Convention held during June was a successful event. The return of the Fashion Show during the Welcoming Reception and Ice Cream Social was enjoyed by all members and friends. A huge thank you to Branded B Boutique – Tiffany, Ivy, Misty and Linda for coordinating the show. A special thank you to Heather Hall for arranging some of the Rodeo Queens to serve as

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July 2016

Hello All!  I wanted to take time to thank everyone for your continued support throughout the last year. It seems that not too long ago I walked for the first time in to convention and met all of you. Over the last year I have encouraged everyone to share their own beef story. Your own beef story is such an important story to tell, it

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July FCW Report

It’s hard to believe that we are in the month of July and middle of summer. The Summer Conference will be held July 12-16 at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colorado. The American National CattleWomen will also be holding meetings at that same time. The ANCW will have a Silent Auction during this event. President-Elect, Michelle Grimmer, and I will travel to the Summer Conference

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July 2016

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