Young Farmers & Ranchers District 4
Jared Freeman, Alachua County
Jared Freeman is a veterinary technician at Suburban Animal Hospital in Gainesville, FL. He has been there for over 10 years, first starting in the kennel and working his way up to assisting in surgery and exam rooms. He grew up on his family’s farm in Raiford, Fl, where his passion for agriculture began. He assists in the daily operation where they have cattle, goats and bees. Jared is always looking for ways to give back to the community and help develop future leaders. He has a bachelor’s degree in animal biology from the University of Florida. His outside interests include hunting, fishing, kayaking, SCUBA diving, gardening and playing guitar.
Jared and Kamryn Smith, Flagler County
Jared and Kamryn Smith are sixth generation agriculturalists from Hastings, FL. In December of 2022, they started their own business, Kattle and Jabor LLC., where Kamryn oversees their beef cow/calf operation and Jared provides labor for the various family businesses for land and cattle management, commercial spray application and hay production. Jared attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) where he earned his Bachelor of Science in General Agriculture. Kamryn attended the University of Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education. Kamryn is currently studying at the University of Florida to obtain her Master of Agribusiness. Additionally, Jared and Kamryn serve on the Flagler County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, where Jared is the vice president and Kamryn serves as the treasurer. They are also the youth directors at First Baptist Church of Palatka where they lead 7th through 12th grade students in their walk with Christ. When they are not on the farm or at church, Jared enjoys hunting and Kamryn enjoys all things crafty. They also both enjoying spending quality time with family and friends.
Katie Quincey, Levy County
Katie Quincey works as an Environmental Specialist III for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Quincey is a fourth generation Florida farmer and assists in the management of her family’s cow/calf operation, Hines Cattle Company, in High Springs, Fl. She has a passion for agriculture and creating a sustainable environment. Quincey holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida in Food and Resource Economics. In her extra time, she enjoys traveling, canoeing, doing water sports, hunting and coaching the Bell High School’s livestock judging team.
Dallas Hull, Volusia County
Dallas Hull was raised on a small cow/calf operation in New Smyrna Beach, Fl, where her passion for agriculture blossomed. Today, she and her fiancée run a cow-calf operation in Seville, Fl, with a focus on providing affordable livestock projects for youth in Volusia County.
In 2021, Dallas secured funding from the Florida Farm Bureau Federation for the Volusia County Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) program. This support paved the way for the Inaugural Taste of Volusia, an innovative event spotlighting local farms and ranches. It gained national acclaim by winning the American Farm Bureau Federation County Activity of Excellence Award.
Dallas’ journey from a small-town upbringing to a leader in promoting local agriculture is an inspiring tale. She remains dedicated to empowering young livestock enthusiasts in Volusia County while showcasing the region’s agricultural heritage.
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