May is Florida Beef Month!
May 1 kicks off Florida Beef Month for the first time in the Sunshine State. The month-long program, sponsored by the Florida Beef Council, is aimed at building awareness of beef as a highly versatile and affordable commodity.
Florida is home to the largest beef cattle ranch in the United States and ranks eleventh in the nation in the number of beef cows. Cash receipts from the sale of cattle in Florida in 2011 reached $502 million, making Florida’s beef industry a profitable component of our state’s agricultural industry.
In addition to the official proclamation by Governor Rick Scott designating May as Florida Beef Month, the Florida Beef Council's website will feature weekly recipes, photos, and information about cooking demos utilizing Florida Beef for you to enjoy.
To celebrate Florida Beef Month, visit Beef. It's What's For Dinner to find the best beef recipes.
About The FBC
The Florida Beef Council is a wholly-owned corporation of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. Founded in 1956, the Council functions as the promotional and educational arm of the beef industry in the state of Florida.
Council activities are funded by beef producers through a federally mandated check-off program, paying one dollar per head on all cattle sold in the state. Half of those funds collected in Florida is designated for national promotion, research, consumer information and industry information programs. The other half is used in Florida to disseminate nutritional and product information to the media, food service and retail industries, school educators, health professionals, consumers and producers.
The Florida Beef Council’s activities are governed by a board of directors comprised of representatives from all segments of the beef industry. Chairman of the Florida Beef Council is Roger Butler of Lorida, FL. The Council office is located in Kissimmee, FL.