Frequently Asked Questions

CARES is an award and recognition program that was established in 2001 by the Florida Farm Bureau to publicly recognize farmers and ranchers who have voluntarily implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) on their farm and promote environmentally sound and economically viable farming practices. The CARES program also serves as a tool to educate and demonstrate to the public that Florida agriculture is actively involved in protecting our precious resources by implementing sound environmental management and nutrient stewardship practices.