As Will Rogers once said “If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple.Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.” My name is Allyson Moore and I plan to make this year successful. I would like to welcome my fellow Cattlemen, Cattlewomen, and Junior Cattlemen members to another great year!
I am excited to be elected as your 2017-2018 Junior Florida Cattlemen’s state Chairman. I am 17 years old and a senior at Harmony High in Osceola County where my family and I reside. My family runs a commercial cattle operation allowing my brother and I to show home grown heifers and steers. I plan an active role in improving the genetics of our herd, not just by selecting show cattle but by selection future herd dams. I have been showing cattle for 10 years and have been immersed in the industry since a young age. My future plans include pursuing my passion in agriculture and most importantly in the cattle industry.
I would like to take a moment to introduce the rest of the 2017-2018 directors. These officers will be serving alongside me this year to create a engaging and educational environment for our members! Lets begin with Mr.Ryan Beany from St.Lucie County, Miss Morgan Blommel from Pasco County, Miss Madilyn Conrad from Hillsborough County, Miss Maddilyn Johnson from Levy County, Miss Taylyn Williamson from Pasco County, Miss Annabel Henson from Manatee County, and finally our ex-officio Miss Casey Wingate from Manatee county. I am eager to work with these individuals this year! As a group we will do our best to set a stellar example for what the future of our cattle industry has to offer.
As July came to an end we had our kick off show to get get the season rolling. “The Hottest Show on Earth”, as it was called, turned out to be fitting because the Florida sunshine was scorching and the humidity was hardly bearable. It was held at the Florida State Fair Grounds in Tampa and included 3 days packed full of events for our members to take part in. Our exhibitors had the opportunity to participate in photography contests, livestock judging, fitting and grooming, and even a scholarship challenge for our collegiate members. Friday evening we had an amazing dinner hosted by the Hobby Family who graciously donated their time and resources to feed families after a long day of showing. At the dinner we awarded our 2017 state winners for their accomplishments in our point series shows. The following day was occupied with the steer, heifer, and bull shows. It amazes me how we can do so much in only three days, and it hardly seems like work.
I would like to thank the sponsors that support our point series shows and the volunteers that help them run seamlessly. Without the support of industry leaders and families our accomplishments would be minimal and hectic. It is these people that make our organization the success that it is and the best way to show my appreciation is to represent the cattle industry in a positive and productive manner. I am excited to be participating in this years point series and can’t wait to engage with our members throughout the year!
Thank you for having confidence in me and giving us the opportunity to serve you this year. I know our future is bright and full of growth! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to see you at our next show!