Florida Cattlewomen

Founded in 1961 as the Florida CowBelles, Inc., the Florida CattleWomen, Inc. (FCW) conduct and participate in a variety of activities that can be summed up in our Purpose: To foster the well-being of the beef industry through education and promotion, in cooperation with the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and Florida Beef Council. We are also an affiliate of the American National CattleWomen.

Events and activities are chosen for their ability to assist in accomplishing our priorities, namely:

  • Promote Beef Consumption
  • Educate the public about the Beef Industry’s Environmental and Animal Welfare Practices
  • Promote Legislative Awareness
  • Educate the FCW membership

At the present time some of the major activities are: Southern Women’s Show, Florida State Fair Booth and Beef Day, the Beef Consumer Representative Contest and activities, Ag In the Classroom, education and health conferences, Beef Shortcourse, March legislative visits, providing promotional and educational materials to county groups, and recognizing outstanding members. Additionally we support the Agricultural Youth of Florida through UF Scholarships; and 4-H, FFA, and FJCA sponsorships.

A note from the FCW President

Welcome to the Florida Cattlemen Website and our Florida CattleWomen page.  We hope you find information here that will both answer some questions you might have about the CattleWomen and spark some new ones about our activities.  Within the site you can find officer and committee chair information, brief descriptions of our regular activities, newsletters, monthly magazine articles, and details of coming events.  Let me hear from you about what you think and if you have any suggestions for the future.  Thanks for visiting.

President
Reyna Hallworth
Dade City, FL
Tel:352-226-4730
Email: reynahallworth@gmail.com
Pesident-Elect, Education
Beth Hunt
Bartow, FL
Tel: 863-537-5122
dhunt285@aol.com
Treasurer
Michelle Grimmer
Plant City, FL
Tel: 813-478-1668
cgshowcattle@gmail.com
Recording and Corresponding Secretary
Kim Cravey
Plymouth, FL
Tel: 407-948-7031
cravey123@gmail.com
Chaplain
Debbie Gill
Lithia
southdev@aol.com
Parliamentarian
Rhonda Waters
Bartow, FL
waterscattle@yahoo.com
Florida Beef Ambassador
Samantha Dailey
Email: s.dailey14@gmail.com

Florida CattleWomen, Inc. is looking for a Beef Ambassador to promote beef across Florida.

Contacts:

Florida Beef Ambassador
Samantha Dailey
Email: s.dailey14@gmail.com

Florida Beef Ambassador Chair
Tami Newsome
Tel: 813.376.4966
Email: tamnews1@hotmail.com

Apply on our Applications page here.

Purpose:

The Florida Beef Ambassador Program provides an opportunity for youth to become spokespersons and future leaders for the beef industry. The goal is to provide consumers with information about beef nutrition, safety, and convenience as well as to provide producers with industry information, including facts about the beef check-off program.

Sponsors:

Florida CattleWomen, Inc.
Florida Cattlemen’s Associations
Florida Beef Council

The Florida CattleWomen are proud to offer these scholarships. These scholarships are offered with hope that they empower graduates with the correct information and training necessary to benefit the beef industry.

Jan Dillard Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: Dec. 2
Application: Details Application

University of Florida Agriculture Education and Agriculture Communications Scholarship
Deadline: March 1 and March 10
Amount: $1,000
Number Awarded Each Year: 1
Application: Find more information here from UF/CALS
Scholarship Details: New applications March 10, Renewal Applications March 1
Special Requirement: Students must have earned a Master of Beef Advocacy degree (MBA) through the Beef Check-off.

Florida CattleWomen’s Association/Animal Science
Deadline: March 1 and March 10
Amount: $1,000
Number Awarded Each Year: 1
Application: Find more information here from UF/CALS
Scholarship Details: New applications March 10, Renewal Applications March 1

Veterinary Medicine Scholarship
Deadline: March 1 and March 10
Amount: $1,000
Number Awarded Each Year: 1
Application: Find more information here from UF/CALS
Scholarship Details: New applications March 10, Renewal Applications March 1

Trade School Scholarship
The Florida CattleWomen, Inc. are proud to sponsor a $500 scholarship for any senior students in high school who are planning on going to a post High School Educational Program within the State of Florida. Students are only eligible to win the scholarship one time.
Deadline: May 1
Amount: $500
Number Awarded Each Year: 2
Application: FCW Scholarship Application
Scholarship Details: Given to high school seniors, see application for details.