Hey y’all! They say don’t blink and wow do I believe that! This past year as your sweetheart has flashed right before my eyes. I cannot express my gratitude to each and every one of you who has supported me on this journey. As I prepare to begin my senior year at the University of Florida all I can think of is my love for our industry and how thankful I am for the opportunity to serve as the 2017-2018 FCA Sweetheart. Throughout this year I have been reassured of my degree choice of agricultural education and communication because of my growing passion for advocating and sharing the story of Florida cattlemen and cattlewomen. I feel so blessed to have met so many new and inspiring people throughout the state that belong to our association. I hope that even after I pass along my title and crown that I continue meeting and working with each and every one of you! This experience has been nothing short of amazing and rewarding. I count my blessings all the time for growing up in a ranching family. There is no greater reward than sharing our story and teaching others about how we get cattle from our pastures to their plates. My goal for all of us is to continue educating our consumers because there is no greater teacher than each one of you. Our theme this past year was to “Find A Way” and I think we have. From classrooms to meetings, one thing that separates us from everyone else is our commitment to one another, our consumers, and the environment. Let’s keep our story going! Our industry will continue to thrive because of the hardworking and committed people that create it. From the bottom of my heart I thank you for this extraordinary year serving you as Sweetheart. God bless and Go Gators!
2017-2018 FCA Sweetheart