Foundation Board

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Millie Bolin

Biography coming soon…

Susannah Borg

boothSusannah Borg, of Blackwater Plantation in Jefferson and Madison counties, FL has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. Susannah has previously worked for NCBA, Wyoming Stockgrowers, and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association. She is active in fundraising for the Jacksonville Symphony, and Chairman of the Cowford ball for the American Cancer Society. Susannah also sits on the board of the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida, and formerly served UF as the Chairman of the UF Library Board. She will assist the Foundation in its planned gift campaigns to fund education programs, scholarships, research, and a permanent unrestricted endowment.

Ken Bryant

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Sarah Childs

childsSarah K. Childs, the Environmental /Safety Coordinator for Lykes Bros. Inc. has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. Sarah lives in Lake Placid, FL and was the recipient of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences’  “Woman of the Year in Agriculture, 2012.” Mrs. Childs is also serving a three year term on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board. She will assist the Foundation in its planned gift campaigns to fund education programs, scholarships, research, and a permanent unrestricted endowment.

Dykes Everett

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Wade Grigsby

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Ken Griner

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Reyna Halworth

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Jim Handley

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Tommy Harper

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Alex Johns

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David Langford

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Grace Larson

larsonGrace Larson, Okeechobee, has served on the Board of Directors of the Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation since 2000  Her deep commitment to education and youth development is evident in her years as teacher, school volunteer, and 4-H volunteer leader. Her Board of Director experience includes the Okeechobee Children Services Council and Hospice of Okeechobee plus various advisory councils. Grace and her husband Woody are graduates of the University Of Florida College Of Agriculture as are their three children and two daughters-in-law.  Woody and Grace operate a cow/calf operation in Okeechobee and dairies in Okeechobee, Lafayette and Suwannee counties.  “I see the future in the eyes of our five grandchildren.  Every day I hope I am contributing something; time, talent, thought, inspiration; to their legacy.”

Gene Lollis

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Jamey McClenny

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Matt Pearce

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Kay Richardson

richardsonKay Richardson, President of and General Manager of Richardson Brothers, Inc. in Evinston, FL  FL has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. Kay is a Past President of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and has been recognized by many organizations as an innovator and outstanding producer in the beef cattle industry.  He will assist the Foundation in its planned gift campaigns to fund education programs, scholarships, research, and a permanent unrestricted endowment.

Cheney Simmons

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Jim Strickland

strickland.pngJim Strickland, Owner of Strickland Ranch in Manatee County, FL has been appointed Chairman of the Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation. Jim is a lifelong rancher, who along with his wife Renee operates Strickland Ranch and Strickland Global, companies that export U.S. goods to ranchers and farmers globally. Jim is a Past President of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, an agricultural land appraiser and sits on the Board of Directors to various agricultural organizations. As Chairman he oversees all Foundation business.

Chuck Syfrett

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Matt Tavrides

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