Florida Cattlewomen

About Us

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.

Executive Committee

PRESIDENTMichelle Grimmer
2924 Keene Country Court
Plant City, FL 33565
(813) 752-9476 (Home)
(813) 478-1668 (Cell)
cgshowcattle@gmail.com
PRESIDENT-ELECTRhonda Waters
PO Box 422
Bartow, FL 33831
(863) 698-3163
Rhonda33831@yahoo.com
TREASURERDebbie Gill
17620 Bill Taylor Road
Lithia, FL 33547
(813) 277-6028
southdev@aol.com
SECRETARYCasie Holloway
9638 Ehren Cutoff
Land O’Lakes, FL 34639
813-478-2355
bdislkranch@yahoo.com
PARLIAMENTARIANMichele Curts
3870 SW 20th Avenue, Apt 1609
Gainesville, FL 32607
(813) 277-4767
ffafarmer@aol.com
CHAPLAINTami Newsome
Post Office Box 801
Riverview, FL 33568
(813) 376-4966 (Cell)
tamnews1@hotmail.com
2016 PAST PRESIDENTBeth Hunt
9699 Alt/Bab Pk Cut-Off Road
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 537-5122 (Home)
(863) 287-0404 (Cell)
Dhunt285@aol.com
2015 PAST PRESIDENTReyna Hallworth
35515 Ruffing Road
Dade City, FL 33523
(352) 226-4730 (Cell)
reynahallworth@gmail.com
2014 PAST PRESIDENTDenise Colgan
16651 NW 176th Terrace
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 763-6575 (Home)
(813) 801-6020 (Cell)
C215denise@aol.com

Beef Ambassador

Contacts:

Florida Beef Ambassador
Jeffrey Mitchell
Pasco County
Email: jsmcattlecompanyllc@aol.com

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

Florida Beef Ambassador Co-Chair
Michelle Grimmer

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