REBA MAZAK, FLORIDA
Reba Y. Mazak is a fifth generation Florida cattle rancher. She grew up in Geneva, Florida and later moved to Sumter County, Florida where she resides today. She married her late husband, Paul Mazak, when she was eighteen year old. Together Paul and Reba started and grew their own cattle operation. It began with registered Polled Hereford cattle, and then grew to a cow/calf operation as they were able to purchase more ranch land. Mazak ranch owns cattle in both Florida and Texas and is a proud participant in Best Management Practice that is implemented on both ranches. Making sure that the cattle business is looked at in a positive way is very important to this family as they have a deep heritage in agriculture and want it to continue. Reba also has a viable limerock mine and a wedding venue on her property in Central Florida and a hunting operation on her ranch in South Texas.
Reba has been a part of the Florida CattleWomen, formerly Cowbelles for more than 40 years. She has held all offices at the state level and served as President in 2004, where she spoke to the Florida Senate Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry about the importance of the Beef Checkoff. Reba is very proud that she and her mom Imogene Yarborough were the first mother/daughter team to serve the Cowbelles/CattleWomen in Florida. Reba's passion for the cattle industry began at a young age and she has not wavered in her years of raising a family and setting goals for them. Paul was very vocal in the plans for their family, and his desire to continue no matter what the challenges, never knowing how true those words would be. It is with great pride that Reba serves the beef industry as she knows our future is in our hands. We must advocate for our commodity, protect our heritage and remember without our fore fathers insight to sustainability, we would not be here.
Reba served on the Silent Auction Committee, and the Ways and Means Committee for ANCW. Reba served as Parliamentarian in 2018, Vice President in 2019, and President Elect in 2020 and 2021 of American National CattleWomen. She has completed the Masters of Beef Advocacy Program, was a part of the first class to graduate from ANCW Women’s Leadership Program in 2018 and is Beef Quality Assurance certified.
American National CattleWomen are celebrating 70 years in organization. We are prideful of the women who had the foresight to know the value of uniting you voices. We stretch from sea to sea, and we all have the same end goal, to promote and educate others about our great protein.
In Reba’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and their spouses. Rebecca and Grant Handley and Audra and Wes Platt, and her four grandsons Mayland , Myles, Warren and Waylon. Ranching, Hunting and promoting beef is where you will find Reba, they are are passions she readily shares with others and feels blessed to do so.
A chance to meet the president of ANCW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qebbbqu4SMU
ANCW’s 2022 Executive Committee