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Join Online NowThe PCCA is also offering scholarships to youth beef exhibitors (this includes market steers, commercial heifers, and breeding animals) whose mother and/or father is a current member of the Polk County Cattlemen’s Association.  Eligible exhibitors must submit a photocopy of their registration form for such exhibit and include the name of their parent that is a current member of the PCCA to the PCCA Attn:  Bridget Carlisle, PO Box 9005, Bartow, FL  33831 or fax to (863) 534-0001, Attn: Bridget or email bccarlis@ufl.edu.

We currently have 274 members. The largest of any association in Florida. We need your help. If you know of anyone that would like to join and help support a great industry, the applications are available using the link above. Please help me continue to make this the biggest association in the state. We now have applications for a County Associate Member. This would be for a company or a business in our county that does not own cattle. That has an Agricultural business, or does business with Agricultural people, wants to be involved with the county,  be on there mailing list. So if you are a business that would like to be involved, and get invited to all the county functions please let us know.

We are interested in what you think. If you have an idea that you would like for us to organize and do, contact us! This is your association; we are here to help.


Membership has it's privileges:

FREE Subscription to the Gulf Coast Cattlemen

General Meetings Twice a Year
* General Meeting and dinner in July and November
* Includes steak dinner for you and a guest/spouse
* Annual Trade Show that highlights agricultural commodities in the county
* Fundraisers include a drawing for an Angus bull / cash option of $1,000
* Guest Speakers from University of Florida and the political arena

Educational Programs and Tours for Members and Guests
* Tours may include Ona Research Station and ecological tours of nearby ranches
* Informational programs on noxious weeds and invasive plants
* Courses on branding, pasture management and cattle vaccinations
* Future classes on Animal Identification & Country of Origin Labeling
* County Newsletter of cattle industry first of each quarter
* A county Web site for Polk County Cattlemen's members www.polkcountycattlemensassociation.com

Legislative Liaison
* Keeping Polk County cattlemen aware of of legislative actions and laws
* Liaise with the Polk County Sheriff's Department Agricultural Unit
* Annual dinner with elected officials and state representatives with the Polk County Farm Bureau

Support of Polk County Youth
* We support the Junior Cattlemen's Association
* A Youth Fair add-on of $1,000 awarded to top heifer winner
* Our Cattlemen's Sweetheart sponsorship helps send a young lady from Polk County to the state competition
* In close communication with FFA advisors around the county

Polk County Extension Office
* County supported bull sale to provide good genetics for Polk County residents
* The extension office works closely with us. Their telephone # is (863) 519-8677
* The Extension office uses all resources to help members - if you call, tell them you are a member
* Information on USDA's Farm Service Agency and use of their Web site: www.ffsa.usda.gov

Support of the Polk County Cattlewomen, Inc.
* Cake auction at the July steak dinner
* Individual cake slice sale at the November meeting
* Fundraisers throughout the year to help support a student with a $2,000 scholarship
* Beef in-store demonstrations at local grocery stores