About the Association

Assocation History

The Origin of the Florida Cracker Cattle Association

The Florida Cracker Cattle Association began with a meeting in Tallahassee in 1988 and annual meetings have taken place near Brooksville, Florida annually in early November. Annual sales also have occurred at these meetings to provide the general public access to Florida Cracker Cattle from herds owned by the State of Florida and private individuals. The Florida Cracker Cattle Association has supported several efforts to expand the knowledge of the history of cattle ranching in Florida.

Mission

The Mission of the Florida Cracker Cattle Association is to preserve these cattle that were so important to the agricultural history of Florida and that provided the foundation for todaypublic, especially young people, regarding the role of Florida Cracker Cattle in Florida's history.

Contact Information

Dr. Tim Olson
11928 NW 199th Avenue
Alachua, Florida 32615

e-mail: taolson1951@windstream.net

Stephen Monroe
Florida Department of Agriculture
Tallahassee, Florida
phone no. 850-410-0900
e-mail: Stephen.Monroe@freshfromflorida.com

Page last updated August 22, 2013.