Florida Cattlemen’s Sweetheart

Harley Zoeckler

2013-2014 Sweetheart

Harley Zoeckler
Polk County
Email: hmzoeckler@yahoo.com
Tel: 863-241-9852

FCA Sweetheart Diary
  • Dec. Sweetheart Message

    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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  • Nov. Sweetheart Message

    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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  • Oct. Sweetheart Message

    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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  • September Sweetheart Message

    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 Sweetheart Message

    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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  • July Sweetheart Message

    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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