by Wes Williamson
The Holiday season is here, this is my favorite time of year. Cattle are having calves, it is hunting season, football season and the weather is nice. It is also the time of year when we focus our thoughts on family and the blessings God has given to us. With all the faults, the United States of America is still the greatest country in the world. We are free to worship and free to speak and voice our opinions, we shouldn't take that for granted.
The Florida Cattlemen's Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) corporation founded in 1999. The FCF is dedicated to the preservation of the history, heritage and ideals of Florida cattlemen and to the enhancement of beef production and marketing practices for future generations. Your generous support of the FCF was illustrated during the FCA Fall quarterly meeting in Temple Terrace in September. Bert Tucker suggested we start a "Foundation Herd" to help provide support for the FCF. Fifteen Cattlemen joined Bert in pledging calves for the Foundation. The generosity of Cattlemen and Cattlewomen is humbling and awesome.
Years ago my Mother & Father decided to quit giving CHRISTMAS presents to adult family members and instead give a donation to the charity of the family member's choice. It is a great way to celebrate CHRISTMAS without having to buy a gift that the recipient probably will not use. There are many worthy charities that need money to carry out their causes. Consider the Florida Cattlemen's Foundation in your gifts this year.
I want to thank each one of you for being a member of the Florida Cattlemen's Association and your involvement in the great Florida Cattle Industry.
God Bless you and Merry CHRISTMAS to you all!