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RECOGNIZING THE McDONALD FAMILY AS THE 2011 WALTON COUNTY OUTSTANDING FARM FAMILY OF THE YEAR
(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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 RECOGNIZING THE McDONALD FAMILY AS THE 2011 WALTON COUNTY OUTSTANDING 
                        FARM FAMILY OF THE YEAR

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                            HON. JEFF MILLER

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Mr. MILLER of Florida. Mr. Speaker, it is a great pleasure for me to 
rise today to recognize the McDonald family for being selected

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as the 2011 Walton County, Florida Outstanding Farm Family of the Year.
  For over 45 years, this multigenerational farm family has epitomized 
the true meaning of a strong work ethic and is blessed with good soil 
and a devoted family. Kyle McDonald along with his father, Ingram 
McDonald, owns 190 acres of land. He and his wife, Kim, their children, 
Garrett and Karley, and their canine companion, Patch, work together 
night and day to tend to their cattle and horses as well as their hay 
field.
  Kyle and Kim have raised Garrett and Karley to be active members of 
their community and to be good stewards of the land. The McDonalds are 
members of the Florida Panhandle Cattlemen's Association and the Walton 
County Farm Bureau. Aside from their help on the farm, Garrett and 
Karley are both accomplished riders. Karley ropes and barrel races, and 
her brother ropes, calf ropes and team ropes. Garrett has won 16 
saddles and numerous cash prizes over the years including placing fifth 
in the Nation for his age group in the all-around event this past July.
  Mr. Speaker, our great Nation was built by farmers and their 
families. The Walton County Outstanding Farm Family of the Year award 
is a reflection of the McDonald family's tireless work and dedication 
to family, faith and trade. On behalf of the United States Congress, I 
would like to offer my congratulations to the McDonald family for this 
great accomplishment. My wife Vicki and I wish them the best for 
continued success.

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