Meeting – December 15th

We will have a quarterly meeting on December 15th at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be at the UF IFAS Extension Office located at 22712 W. Newberry Road, Newberry, FL 32669.

Families please bring a dessert.

We are excited to have Mayo Ag Services as a sponsor once again! We appreciate their continued support of our organization and industry.

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North Florida Beef Reproduction Workshop

Check out this upcoming local opportunity. Looks to be a great workshop to learn or brush up on your skills with time in both the classroom and hands-on.

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September Quarterly Membership Meeting Recap

A special thanks to the Sumner Insurance Agency for being our sponsor. They educated those in attendance about various crop and livestock insurance programs.

We also enjoyed having FCA Sweetheart Shelby Sumner present.

Our next meeting will be December 15th at the UF IFAS Alachua County Extension Office in Newberry.

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Fall Dinner Meeting – Thursday, September 22, 2022

Our fall quarterly meeting will be on Thursday, September 22 at the UF Beef Teaching Unit South located at 3721 SW 23rd Street, Gainesville, Florida. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm. Please bring a dessert.

The meeting will be sponsored by Sumner Ag Agency, Tifton, GA.

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Benefits of the Cattle Industry to Alachua County

This post is the first in a series of posts about the benefits of beef and the cattle industry.  Today we’re focusing on the many benefits that the cattle industry provides to Alachua County.

Safe Food Supply
Alachua County cattlemen produce USDA-inspected products for the American consumer. The health and safety of their animals and consumers is top priority.  You can find locally produced beef in many of our Alachua County grocery stores and farmers’ markets.

Green Space
Much of “Natural Florida” remains in the working landscape of Florida’s cattle industry. With natural areas such as Payne’s Prairie, Devil’s Millhopper, and the numerous rivers and springs such a big part of Alachua County’s landscape, ACCA members also provide additional green space in the county. Our farms and ranches create much needed animal habitat, open space, and diversification.

Sustainable Farms
Alachua County is known for its rich heritage in the cattle industry. We are passionate about maintaining the rich tradition of being stewards of the land. Alachua County cattlemen are dedicated to the preservation of our ranchlands, and to providing a safe and wholesome product to serve your family as well as ours.

Economic Impact
The cattle industry contributes significantly to Florida’s economy, providing jobs and delicious beef. We work diligently to give back to the community we serve. In Alachua County, the beef cattle industry contributes $11.3 million in cattle/farming outputs annually.  It also has an employment impact of $171 million.

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Alachua County Cattlemen’s Association (ACCA) blog.  ACCA is committed to providing a healthy and safe beef supply to American consumers. Produced in an economically viable manner, beef from Alachua County supports the Florida and US economies. Producers diligently work towards environmentally safe production.

ACCA is about the future of the beef industry, its growth, its profitability, and our members’ ability to pass their ranches to future generations.

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the cattlemen and youth of Alachua County. Members meet several times throughout the year at events such as our steak dinners. You are welcome to join us; we would appreciate your knowledge and support of the beef industry. ACCA members support the beef industry in the county, state, and nationally.

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