FCA News


Apr

24

2017
Thank You from Ashland, Kansas

Thank You from Ashland, Kansas

Monday, March 6, 2017, is forever etched in the hearts of those affected by the historic Starbuck Wildfire that raged across the prairie rangelands in Kansas, the Panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma and eastern Colorado. More than 1.3 million acres were burned, 30 homes were lost, nearly 10,000 head of livestock were killed and thousands of miles of fences were lost. More than 85% of…

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Apr

12

2017
CNN’s Great Big Story Features  Florida Dairy Farmer Ed Henderson

CNN’s Great Big Story Features Florida Dairy Farmer Ed Henderson

Reposted from Florida Dairy Farmers Ed Henderson is a fifth-generation dairy farmer who takes playing the trombone to the next level. A jazz musician who plays in a 17-piece band, he always has a reliable audience for his impromptu gigs-his music-loving herd. CNN’s Great Big Story was so intrigued by Henderson’s cow concerts, they recently visited Shenandoah Dairy in Live Oak, Florida, to catch one….

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Apr

03

2017
April FCW Report

April FCW Report

We wrapped up the Florida State Fair during which 40 FCW members from 7 counties volunteered time in the FCW Booth to talk with thousands of consumers and distribute over 5,000 beef samples during the 10 day event. In addition to steak samples, several counties highlighted their own beef recipes such as Beef & Black Bean Soup, Chimichurri Wraps, and Chimichurri Steak samples. Florida Cattlemen,…

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Mar

01

2017
FCW President Michelle Grimmer

March FCW Report

I wanted to remind everyone about the upcoming Legislative Quarterly meeting coming up in a few weeks (March 13 – 15) in Tallahassee. I cannot stress enough how important this meeting is as the primary focus of this meeting is for Cattlemen and Cattlewomen to meet personally with every State Senator and Representative to discuss issues in legislation that have a direct or indirect effect…

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Feb

01

2017
IMPORTANT: Annual Convention Location Change!

IMPORTANT: Annual Convention Location Change!

The FCA Annual Convention has been moved to Orlando: June 19 – 22, 2017 Orlando Buena Vista Palace 1900 Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 Get more details, photos, booking information and more on our Annual Convention Page here.  


Feb

01

2017

Feb. Sweetheart Message

A month has gone by, how are your goals coming? Did you try a new recipe? If so, send it to me to try! I love experimenting in the kitchen, especially with crockpot meals to share with my roommates. This month I am traveling to Nashville, TN for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention & Trade Show with a few of my colleagues. I am…

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Feb

01

2017

Feb. FCW Report

Well….cooler weather finally came during the month of January – while it was intermittent, the cooler days were nice when we had them. The FCW Clay Shoot was held January 14th and we appreciate all those who attended and came out to support our fundraiser. As I draft this article, I am excited to be packing up to head to the ANCW Meetings at NCBA…

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Jan

02

2017
L-R: Denise Colgan, Reyna Hallworth, Beth Hunt, Michelle Curts, Debbie Gill, Rhonda Waters and Michelle Grimmer.

Jan. FCW Report

  Happy New Year! As we begin a new year in the FCW Organization, I wanted to first take moment to introduce the members of your 2017 FCW Executive Board who were installed into office at the December Quarterly in Bartow. My name is Michelle Grimmer and I am from Hillsborough County and am happy to serve as your President this year. Other Executive Board…

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Jan

02

2017
Sweetheart Samantha Dailey

Jan. Sweetheart Report

It’s a new year!! I hope everyone had a great time with their families during the holidays. I was able to come home, and spend some time with mine before I had to head back to Gainesville to finish up my last semester as an undergraduate. As I enter the New Year, I have set a few goals for myself. One of which is that…

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