2021 NCBA Past President
Marty Smith is a rancher and an attorney from Wacahoota, Fla. He operates Smith Brothers-Wacahoota, LLC, a cow-calf operation that has been in continuous operation since 1852. It retains ownership through feedlots in Texas, Kansas and Iowa.
Smith graduated from the University of Georgia with a BSA in Agricultural Economics and Animal Science. While at UGA, he was on the livestock judging team and served as president of Ag Hill Council. He was also active in Alpha Gamma Rho and AGHON, the highest honor a UGA student of agriculture, forestry, veterinary medicine or engineering can attain. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Law, and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1984.
In 1997 Smith served as president of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. He was also a member of the Florida Beef Council, where he served a two-year term as treasurer. He has also been a board member of NCBA, and worked on several committees. Prior to his current appointment as NCBA president-elect, he served as treasurer and as a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.
In addition to ranching, Smith maintains a law practice with the firm of Bond, Arnett, Phelan, Smith & Carreras in Ocala, Fla. He represents numerous farms and ranches, and specializes in business and environmental litigation.