Junior News

  • Florida Beef Ambassador

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    It’s here!  The most wonderful time of the year is finally upon us.  Christmas is a special time of year filled with traditions.  Whether you’re staying home or traveling, spending time with family or friends, the one thing that connects all of our plans during the holiday season is food.   Traditionally, Thanksgiving is all about the turkey, Easter is ham or lamb and Fourth…

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  • JFCA Update

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    Hello Everyone!  I am Maddilyn Johnson and I am pleased to say that I am the 2016-2017 JFCA Treasurer!  I am 16 years old and a sophomore at Chiefland High School.  I live in Levy County with my parents, Chad “Cracker” and Angela Johnson, and my three older brothers-Tyler, Quin, and Bryden.  Along with being very active in our FFA Chapter, I am also involved…

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  • Nov. JFCA Report

    Casey Wingate JFCA President
    Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing well! The team and I have been busy planning and working events.  At our last quarterly we started planning our field day and community service projects and we could not be more excited! We will have more details out soon. One of the events we worked was the Ranch Rodeo Finals in Kissimmee.  This event took place on…

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  • Oct. Jr. Trail

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    Hello fellow FCA, FCW, and JFCA members, My name is Allyson Moore and I am ecstatic to be your 2016-2017 JFCA Vice President! I am currently 16 years old and a Junior at Harmony High School. My family and I reside in Osceola county were we have a small herd of commercial cows. We AI our cows for my brother and I to show at…

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  • JFCA Report

    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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  • Feb. Beef Ambassador Report

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    Some of my fondest memories while growing up were raising and exhibiting cattle at my County Fair and the Florida State Fair. This next month, I know many of you as youth exhibitors will be busy doing the same. I would just like to take this opportunity to wish all youth Beef exhibitors the best of luck.  Just remember – it’s not all about the…

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  • Beef Ambassador Report

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    Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas with their loved ones and enjoyed lots of BEEF!  As we reflect on the past year and look forward to the future, New Years is often thought of as a time for renewed hope and a time to focus on new goals and opportunities and for many people this includes resolutions.  In the United States,…

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  • Beef Ambassador Report

    It is hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner and here in Florida the weather has been beautiful. It’s that time of year to count our blessings, give to those in need, enjoy spending time with our loved ones and to eat more BEEF. While many homes will have a traditional roasted bird gracing their table this holiday season, I hope many…

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  • JFCA Update

    Casey Wingate, JFCA Sectretary
    Hello everyone! This year I was honored to be elected as the new Secretary for the JFCA. My name is Casey Wingate and I am from Manatee County. I am a junior in high school and am homeschooled. A lot has happened in the short time that I have been Secretary.  In June, the Florida Cattlemen’s Convention was held at the Omni Champion Gates. They…

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  • JFCA Update

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    I hope this update finds you all doing well. Since my last update a lot has been going on in our association, both on the state and county levels. First and foremost, the first show of the 2015 JFCA Points Series kicked off in Kissimmee. Not only did our association have a record number or calves entered, but also we had a record number of…

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  • Beef Ambassador Report

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    It was great to be a part of the 2015 Florida Cattlemen’s Convention, located at the Omni in Central Florida. Having the opportunity to network with Florida Cattlemen, CattleWomen and Youth solidified just how strong our Florida Beef Industry is. The Florida Cattle Industry is one of the oldest and largest in the nation and is vital to our state’s well being. As Florida Beef…

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  • August Jr. Trail

    Spencer Brass, 2015-2016 JFCA President
    Hello everyone. Convention was fantastic as always and the Omni was a great new venue. I would like to take the time to introduce myself as your new JFCA President. I am Spencer Brass and am from Zephyrhills, a small town about an hour north of Tampa. I reside with my parents and our dogs, horses, and cows. This coming year I hope to continue…

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  • May Jr. Trail

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    A  lot has happen-ed since the last time I wrote an article. In March I was able to show my market steer and my show heifer at the Florida Strawberry Festival. After that, I traveled to Tallahassee with my family to take part in the Legislative Quarterly. This is one of my favorite events throughout the year. I love being able to talk to congressman…

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  • April Jr. Trail

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    Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a great spring time. I’ve been busy with the State Fair and the Florida Strawberry Festival, and it was great to see cattle men at these events. However, since it’s spring time we all know what comes next… SUMMER! That means our Annual Convention and expo is approaching quickly. I am very excited to try out a…

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  • Feb. Jr. Trail

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    Hello Florida Cattlemen! My name is Chad Revis, and I am your 2014-2015 JFCA State Vice President. I am from Ocala, Florida in Marion County, and I am a Senior at Belleview High School. To give you some background about myself I attended a private school from Pre-k all the way to Eighth Grade. I wasn’t born on a farm, but I always had an…

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  • Beef Ambassador

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    Hello again! I hope everyone has had a great Christmas, New Year’s and winter calving season! I can’t tell you how happy I am to see new babies being born in our pastures. There’s nothing that is prettier than riding the pastures at sunset and seeing the calves prancing around and nursing on their dams. I always like to pick out which ones will be…

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  • Dec. Jr. Trail

    December is a wonderful time of the year! Christmas trees, lights, cheerful music, and nativity scenes are what fills the air and surrounds us. This is also a time to give to others, and the JFCA are taking full advantage of that! For the past couple of years we have as juniors have donated various items to Operation Shoebox, an organization that sends care packages…

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  • Nov. Jr. Trail

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    November, my favorite month of the year! Not only is this my favorite month, it is also the season for my favorite holiday. Thanksgiving is a joyous and very tasty time of the year. I always enjoy seeing my whole family, watching some football, and of course enjoying great food. It is also the perfect time to be thankful for all we have. Now you…

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  • Oct. Jr. Trail

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    I just want to say that I hope you all had a great time at the Ranch Rodeo and Heritage Festival, because I know I did! It was truly a successful event and I want to say a big THANK YOU to the Cattlemen’s Foundation, Mr.  & Mrs. Hobby and the entire committee that helps plan, direct and operate the event. You all do a…

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  • Sept. Jr. Trail

    Hello again! I hope you all enjoyed my article last month as much as I enjoyed writing it. The months of July and August brought the Junior Cattlemen’s many good times and memories. In the month of July the officers and board of directors had our annual retreat in Crystal River/Homosassa River. It was a lot of fun and we got a lot planned out…

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  • Aug. Jr. Trail

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    Hello there! My name is Anna Conrad, and I was selected as the new JFCA President at the Convention in June representing Hillsborough County. I am 16 years old and have been active in the association since I was 8 years old. I am a 5th generation cattle rancher, and I love it more than anything. I’m also very active in the FFA and 4H…

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  • May Jr. Trail

    Attention all JFCA members! The State Convention is quickly approaching! I hope everyone is studying hard for the Quiz Bowl competition and practicing diligently for your Team Marketing Presentations and Speeches! Your county needs to send in their registration for teams by MAY 30TH.
  • April Jr. Trail

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    Hey everyone! I wanted to thank everyone that attended the Legislative Quarterly in Tallahassee this past month. We had a great representation of JFCA members at the Capitol! During this quarterly meeting we went around the Capitol, and talked to different Representatives and Senators …
  • Corn-hole Tournament in Hillsborough

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    This is an event being put on by the Hillsborough Jr. Cattlemen’s Association. The Cornhole tournament will begin at 11 am. Pre-registration adult teams are ages 13 and up and the price is $40 a team with a free lunch ticket per member. Pre-registration children teams are ages 12 and…
  • JFCA Board of Directors

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    The JFCA Board of Directors is a selected position. There may be up to three Board of Directors that will assist the State Officers as needed. The other duties of Board of Directors include, but are not limited to: being active at a local level and surrounding areas, as well as encouraging member involvement. If you have any questions, contact Christine Damron at cbdamron1@gmail.com.
  • JFCA Officer Application

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  • JFCA Field Day

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    Join us for our Field Day at Buck Island Ranch in Highlands County on Saturday, April 26th. We will start at 10 AM with a ranch tour guided by employees of Buck Island Ranch. We will have lunch and then a general membership meeting after the tour. We will also be going over the competitions for our State Convention, so if you are new, this…

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  • Mar. ’14 Jr. Trail

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    Hey everyone! I wanted to thank everyone that attended the Legislative Quarterly in Tallahassee this past month. We had a great representation of JFCA members at the Capitol! During this quarterly meeting we went around the Capitol, and talked to different Representatives and Senators about issues that the cattle industry is facing. It was a great learning experience and hopefully we can have even more…

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  • Feb. ’14 Jr. Trail

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    Hey guys! Can you believe it is already 2014? Time sure does fly! Our next big event is the Legislative Quarterly in Tallahassee on March 12th! All members are encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity for us to meet face to face with our state legislatures and talk about important issues that our industry is facing. I attended this quarterly for the first…

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  • Jan ’14 Jr. Trail

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    Happy New Year Everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and set some challenging New Year’s resolutions. One of my goals for 2014 is to get more Juniors involved at a state level. I encourage all Junior Members to attend the Legislative Quarterly Meeting that is held in Tallahassee on March 11th – 13th. I attended this quarterly for the first time last year,…

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  • Dec. ’13 Jr. Trail

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    This year has flown by! I cannot believe that it is almost Christmas, which means 6 more months until MARCO! JFCA members have certainly been busy this past month. Myself and State Treasurer Chad Revis had the opportunity to help out in the show ring at the ShowDown N O-Town Cattle Battle. There were 80 exhibitors and over 150 head at this show. Board of…

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