Women’s Leadership Committee Chairman
Sarah Carte, a Suwannee County native, and a true farm woman is the chair of the Florida Farm Bureau’s State Women’s Leadership Committee. Born into a farm family, Carte has deep roots in Suwannee County agriculture.
Her parents, both active farmers and long-time Farm Bureau members, own and operate Dasher Farm, a seed processing plant and hydroponic greenhouse operation.
Randall Dasher, Carte’s father, served on the Florida Farm Bureau State Board of Directors for most of her childhood. Growing up, she participated in youth speech contests and even holds the title of 1995-96 FFA State Past President.
Carte currently serves as the business manager of Dasher Farm where she handles all inside business components of the operation including financials, orders and day-to-day administrative tasks.
Carte has been married to her husband William, also a farmer, for 17 years. Together they own and operate Stonewall Farm, a beef cattle and peanut operation in Live Oak.
“I knew what I was getting into marrying a farmer,” Carte happily said. “I’m one myself.” The couple shares two daughters together, Maddie (12) and Lindsleigh (9).
“Farming is my full-time job,” Carte said. “But it’s what I love to do.” In her spare time, the mom of two enjoys a good book or a quiet weekend getaway camping with her family. “The girls keep us busy but I’m like any other mom,” she said. “I just try to keep up with my kids!”
Carte has remained faithful in her commitment to Farm Bureau for many years and her love and passion for agriculture shines in everything she does. She successfully leads the State Women’s Committee and encourages farmwomen everywhere to join their local Farm Bureau Women’s Committee.
“Farm Bureau is like a family,” Carte said. “Women juggle many aspects of their own families and are invited to join ours.” The togetherness and camaraderie is an experience that Carte believes will empower women and help them be successful in every aspect of their lives.
Her advice to women, whether active farmers, new farmers or not farmers at all, would be, “Do what you love. Passion will get you through the ups and downs. Don’t ever give up. When you are doing what you love to do, you will always be happy.”
Aunt Mamie’s (and Sarah’s) Pecan Pie
- 1 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) pecans
- 1 (9-inch) unbaked OR frozen** deep-dish pie crust
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into piecrust.
Bake on center rack of oven for 60 to 70 minutes (see tips for doneness, below). Cool for 2 hours on wire rack before serving.