Ranching in Clay County

Clay Today
Posted 11/20/18

The 46th Farm-City Week celebration kicked off Monday, November 19 with the annual partners for prosperity luncheon held at the UF/IFAS Clay County Extension Office in Green Cove Springs. This annual …

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Ranching in Clay County

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The 46th Farm-City Week celebration kicked off Monday, November 19 with the annual partners for prosperity luncheon held at the UF/IFAS Clay County Extension Office in Green Cove Springs. This annual luncheon is where rural and urban come together to remember the importance of education and understanding the high standard of living we enjoy is tied to the agriculture industry.

Sponsors included the Florida Farm Bureau, the Clay County fair, the Clay County Cattleman’s Corporation, the Green cove Springs Rotary Club, the Northeast Clay County Beekeepers Association, the Clay Soil & Water Conservation district, Another Bloomin’ Nursery of Florida and Bonnie Plants.

The order of the meeting included a welcome from Brad Burbaugh, the Director of the Clay Extension Office and the presentation of colors by the Florida Youth Challenge Academy followed by the pledge of allegiance and a Farm City Proclamation read by County Commissioner Gavin Rollins.

Senior Chaplin at Orange Park Medical Center Reese Edwards gave the invocation prior to the lunch and the address was given by Josh Farley of the Farley Cattle Company. The presentation included a video and detailed overview of the life of life in the cattle industry in present day. Buying, Selling and trading cattle and all of the details involved in the beef industry and the heritage and challenges of the Florida Cattle ranching today. Closing remarks followed by Brad Burbaugh.

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