Florida Cattlemen Providing Support for Ranchers Affected by Ian

Dan Cattle, Florida, Florida Cattlemen's Association (FCA)


The clean-up efforts after Hurricane Ian are underway in many areas of Florida, and that includes cattle ranches in certain areas of the state. And the Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) is helping to lead efforts to help producers affected by the storm. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman talked to FCA Director of Field Services Dusty Holley about what all is needed at this time.

Florida Cattlemen Providing Support for Ranchers Affected by Ian

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Florida Cattlemen’s Association

Hurricane Ian Relief


Our Hurricane relief efforts are really amping up and expanding.  Please see below information and share it with livestock producers everywhere.

  • Our main Hurricane HQ for distribution of goods purchased by the Cattlemen’s Foundation and donated by others will remain the Arcadia Stockyard
  • in conjunction with the Sarasota County Cattlemen’s Association we are opening up a second location (to have one on each side of the swollen Peace River) in Myakka City at the Dakin Dairy on Betts Rd.
  • the Ocala Stockyard will be accepting donations and hauling them down to the Arcadia location.
  • donations to the Cattlemen’s foundation can be made directly at  https://fca.memberclicks.net/hurricane-ian-emergency-info there is also much more hurricane info here for livestock producers.
  • if you are putting together a load of donated fencing material, hay, feed, etc you can take it to either the FCA HQ site in Arcadia or the FCA/SCCA site in Myakka city (it will all be used just pick what side of the River you want it to go to)
  • the same from above goes for Chainsaw and fence teams, your help is needed and you should find folks to help at either location above. FCA staff will be fielding requests and helping direct efforts just like after Hurricane Michael. As in Hurricane Michael come with your bedroll and be prepared to “rough it”
  • if you need assistance or want to provide assistance call the FCA office or reach out to Dusty Holley or Jim Handley directly.
  • through all our efforts we’ll come out if this stronger than before.  Florida’s cow people are as resilient as they come.