Florida Cattlewomen

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About Us

Founded in 1961 as the Florida CowBelles, Inc., the Florida CattleWomen, Inc. (FCW) conduct and participate in a variety of activities that can be summed up in our Purpose: To foster the well-being of the beef industry through education and promotion, in cooperation with the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and Florida Beef Council. We are also an affiliate of the American National CattleWomen.

Events and activities are chosen for their ability to assist in accomplishing our priorities, namely:

  • Promote Beef Consumption
  • Educate the public about the Beef Industry’s Environmental and Animal Welfare Practices
  • Promote Legislative Awareness
  • Educate the FCW membership

At the present time some of the major activities are: Southern Women’s Show, Florida State Fair Booth and Beef Day, the Beef Consumer Representative Contest and activities, Ag In the Classroom, education and health conferences, Beef Shortcourse, March legislative visits, providing promotional and educational materials to county groups, and recognizing outstanding members. Additionally we support the Agricultural Youth of Florida through UF Scholarships; and 4-H, FFA, and FJCA sponsorships.

A note from the FCW President

Welcome to the Florida Cattlemen Website and our Florida CattleWomen page.  We hope you find information here that will both answer some questions you might have about the CattleWomen and spark some new ones about our activities.  Within the site you can find officer and committee chair information, brief descriptions of our regular activities, newsletters, monthly magazine articles, and details of coming events.  Let me hear from you about what you think and if you have any suggestions for the future.  Thanks for visiting.

Please Contact Us
Email: floridacattlewomen@yahoo.com
Phone: 813-478-2355

Executive Committee

PRESIDENTCasie Holloway
Dade City
(813) 478-2355
bdislkranch@yahoo.com
PRESIDENT-ELECTMichele Curts
Gainesville
(813) 277-4767
ffafarmer@aol.com
TREASURERHolly Newsome
Leesburg
(352) 255-4071
SECRETARYBecky Finley
Polk City
(863) 698-1185
finley.becky@gmail.com
PARLIAMENTARIANLacy McKettrick
Arcadia
(352) 258-5589
lacy@arcadiastockyard.com
2019 PAST PRESIDENTDebbie Gill
Lithia
(813) 277-6028
debbie@lonesomegranch.com
2018 PAST PRESIDENTRhonda Waters
Bartow
FLORIDA BEEF AMBASSADORMolly McKettrick
Desoto County
FLORIDA BEEF AMBASSADOR CHAIRTami Newsome(813) 376-4966

Beef Ambassador

Contacts:

Florida Beef Ambassador
Jeffrey Mitchell
Pasco County
Email: jsmcattlecompanyllc@aol.com

Florida Beef Ambassador Chair
Tami Newsome
Tel: 813.376.4966
Email: tamnews1@hotmail.com

Apply on our Applications page here.

Purpose:

The Florida Beef Ambassador Program provides an opportunity for youth to become spokespersons and future leaders for the beef industry. The goal is to provide consumers with information about beef nutrition, safety, and convenience as well as to provide producers with industry information, including facts about the beef check-off program.

Sponsors:

Florida CattleWomen, Inc.
Florida Cattlemen’s Associations
Florida Beef Council