Sweetheart Diary

Happy Holidays everyone! It is the most wonderful time of the year! Nothing makes me happier than being home from college and celebrating my family’s traditions. Do you have any family traditions or favorite recipes? I would say mine would be making sugar cookies and gingerbreads with my mom and finding the perfect spot for cowboy Santa on our Christmas tree!
When I think about why we are celebrating this time of the year, I think about being a part of something larger than just myself. I feel the same way about being part of Florida’s beef industry. As cattlemen and cattlewomen, we are constantly faced with challenges that are greater than any of us alone. Feeding a growing population, fighting diseases, and enhancing our product is not going to happen with just one; it will take all! I take pride being a part of this community knowing we all want to do our part and make something whole. The Florida beef industry would not be successful without the role that each of us plays. We need ranchers, teachers, advocators, and people fueled with passion to continue our legacy! This holiday season I challenge you to think of one way that you can be part of something greater than yourself. I know you can do it!
As the first half of my year as your Sweetheart comes to an end, I would like to thank all of you for the overwhelming love and support you have shown me! This has been the best 6 months I could ask for! I know the second half will be even better! Please continue to reach out to me, I would love to hear from all of you! My cellphone is (863) 245-9711 and by email at millijones15@ufl.edu! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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