Farm Bureau Women Committee District 6
Ellie is a Manatee County native, raised in Duette where she currently resides with her husband, Stevie John, a fourth generation cattle rancher, and their four children, ages 19,16,15 and 6. Ellie works full-time as a dental assistant at a family practice in Bradenton. She also assists her husband in running their land management business providing fertilization and seeding services for pasture restoration as well as helping him with the family’s cattle. Ellie is very active in the Manatee County 4-H program, she’s the leader of Myakka Allstock 4-H club, and sits on the 4-H foundation where she is the secretary. She is also the Vice President of the 4-H Leader Council. A founding member of the Manatee County Farm Bureau women’s Leadership Committee, she has been a Chair since the committee started six years ago. Ellie also sits on the Manatee County Cattlemen‘s board as their Treasurer.
Ellie enjoys volunteering at various county events such as Ag Venture, where she is the time keeper, keeping 1,000 third graders moving on time to different agricultural learning centers. She also helps put on her county’s Farm City Week Beef Prospect Show and Workshop. Together, Stevie and Ellie are the Beef Breeding Barn Superintendents for the Manatee County fair, and their children raise heifers and steers to show. Ellie has a passion for teaching the youth in her county about responsibility, volunteerism, and how to be role models for the younger kids looking up to them through agriculture and the agricultural industry.
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