MARCO ISLAND – Lauren Butler was named the 2023 Florida’s Cattlewomen Outstanding Cattlewoman at the Florida CattleWomen’s Convention, held June 2022 at Marco Island.
Butler is Okeechobee County UF/IFAS Extension Director and Livestock Agent. The Butler family has Butler Oaks Farm in Highlands County.
Each year the Florida CattleWomen’s Association strives to recognize and honor a hardworking and well deserving woman, who is the true epitome of an Outstanding Florida Cattlewomen.
Founded in 1961 as the Florida CowBelles, Inc., the Florida CattleWomen, Inc. (FCW) conduct and participate in a variety of activities that can be summed up in our Purpose: To foster the well-being of the beef industry through education and promotion, in cooperation with the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and Florida Beef Council. We are also an affiliate of the American National CattleWomen.
Events and activities are chosen for their ability to assist in accomplishing our priorities, namely:
• Promote beef consumption,