The Martin County Young Farmers and Ranchers’ Buck Wild Fish Roundup will be held August 30th & 31st. Proceeds from this event will fund future educational events and conferences for our committee. Events like farm tours, the 2019 Florida Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference, and other like events help educate our committee members on the many different agricultural operations in our state and legislative issues facing our farmers and ranchers. We will also be donating 10% of the proceeds to youth organizations in support of agriculture, with this year’s beneficiary being in the field of clean water projects.
There are several ways for you to get in on the action! Our four target fish are: King Fish, Wahoo, Dolphin, and Snapper. The boat with the largest total weight made of these four species combined (aggregate) wins. The Buck Wild Fish Roundup costs $300 per boat of up to 4 anglers, and an additional $50 per angler after that for a maximum total of 6 anglers per boat. Pay outs are $2,000 for 1st place, $1,500 for 2nd place, and $1,000 for 3rd place based on largest aggregate weight.
We will also have a Top Woman Angler prize and Top Junior Angler prize. Woman Angler is defined as a woman at least 18 years old as of August 31st. Junior Angler is defined as 14 years old as of August 31st and younger. Each of these categories will be awarded with a trophy and a prize pack.
In addition to Top Woman and Top Junior Anglers, there will be trophies for the following categories: Angler with the largest single fish by weight, Angler with the largest number of fish caught, and Top boat by total weight of fish caught. We are operating on the honor system, so please respect that and make sure the person claiming these prizes truly caught the fish they say they did.
We hope you will join the Martin County Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee as a partner in creating the next skilled, enthusiastic generation in Florida agriculture.