MAYO — Hendrick Hay & Cattle was honored at the Lafayette County Farm Bureau’s annual meeting last week.
During the meeting, held Sept. 9 at the Lafayette County Community Center, UF/IFAS Lafayette County Extension agent Chris Vann presented the Farm Family of the Year award to Hendrick Hay & Cattle.
The business was established in June 1986 when Clark and Lisa Hendrick were married. Today, they are joined by sons Blaine (Dayna) and Blake (Alexis), daughter Heidi and granddaughter Jayda.
Hendrick Hay & Cattle owns 200 crossbred cows, eight bulls and more than 450 acres of land while leasing an additional 680 acres. They also use and sell 7,500 rolls of hay and custom bale another 5,000 rolls of hay and oats.
The Farm Bureau also recognized longtime board member Bill Shaw for his 33 years of service to the organization. Janna Hart was also recognized for serving as the county’s extension director for 35 years.
White Oak Dairy was honored as the Conservation Farm of the Year.
Also attending the meeting was State Representative Jason Shoaf (R-Port St. Joe), who spoke about important issues that the members were concerned with.
The guest speaker at the meeting was Charles Shinn, with the state Farm Bureau office in Gainesville. Shinn spoke to the crowd regarding the federation and the benefits of
being a Farm Bureau member.
Close to 100 members attended the meeting.