Spring Meeting & Cake Auction

Our spring meeting will be held Thursday, March 29 in Alachua.  Dinner will be sponsored by Helena and Dow.  

We’ll also have a Cake & Pie Auction to support our youth programs.  Bring a cake to donate and your checkbook to buy one of these wonderful cakes.  


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Winter Meeting

Luckily, we don’t see snow like this in Florida! But, our winter dinner meeting will be Tuesday, December 6 at 7 pm at Kanapaha Middle School.  The dinner will be sponsored by Farm Credit of Florida.  Families are requested to bring their favorite dessert. We hope to see you there!

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Junior Members Learn New Skills

Several of our Junior Cattlemen members recently attended the Block and Bridle Showmanship Clinic. We appreciate our Block and Bridle members and all they do for our youth community.  Our Junior members are looking forward to upcoming beef shows.  Be sure to ask them how their projects are doing.  

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Beef Checkoff Helping to Keep Demand High

Dr. Roger WestOur very own Dr. Roger West serves on the National Beef Board as secretary/treasurer.  This week on the Southeast AgNet radio featured series “Getting to know your beef checkoff”, Dr. West says if it wasn’t for the checkoff the beef industry would not be where it is today.  Listen to the interview.

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Alachua & Levy Cattlemen to Host Steak-Out Dinner

Alachua County and Levy County Cattlemen’s are hosting the Steak-Out dinner during the winter quarterly meeting.

Join us 6 pm on Thursday, December 1 at the Champion’s Club in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

See the agenda for more information on the FCA Quarterly Meeting.

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Beef, It’s What’s for Dinner: Flat Iron Steaks with Grilled Corn and Cumin-Lime Butter

Flat Iron SteakThanks to our very own Dr. Dwayne Johnson, flat iron steaks have taken off as a popular dish.  It’s great for grilling, kabobs, and many other recipes.  We’ve tried it several different ways and it’s always fantastic.

But, I’ve always been curious as to how it got its unique name.  According to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association,

The “flat iron” nickname was coined many years ago because the original Shoulder Top Blade Steak, which is typically rectangular at one end and arrow-like at the other, loosely resembles the shape of an “old-style” flat iron.

Today, the “flat iron” name is used only in reference to the new Shoulder Top Blade Steak (Flat Iron).  This steak results from an innovative cutting method that removes the tough internal connective tissue of the top blade muscle.

This new recipe offered by Beef, It’s What’s for Dinner looks fantastic and I can’t wait to try it.

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Fall Dinner Meeting

We will have a dinner meeting Tuesday, September 13 at 7 pm at the Perry Center for Emerging Technologies.  Our meeting will be sponsored by Helena Chemical and Ragan and Massey Seed Company.  

Dr. Todd Thrift, UF animal sciences beef cattle specialist, will discuss the Beef Quality Assurance program.

We will also have an update on the Perry Center for Emerging Technologies.  If you have any high school juniors or seniors that are interested in Santa Fe College, be sure to bring them.

This will be another informative and interesting meeting. Families are requested to please bring their favorite dessert. We look forward to seeing you there.

Perry Center for Emerging Technologies

14180 NW 119th Terrace
Alachua, FL
(Alachua Campus of Santa Fe College across from the Progress Center)
The Center serves as the hub for Santa Fe College’s Laboratory Technology Programs.

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