First Year CARES Award Recipient Follows in Father’s Footsteps

Live Oak, Florida farmer William Carte, continues to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) after his father, Thomas Carte, earned a County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) award in 2001. The CARES program was created by Florida Farm Bureau in 2001 to promote public recognition of state-of-the art agriculture production techniques. CARES recognizes farmers and ranchers who have implemented BMPs …

Nursery farmer recognized for superior conservation practices

Download Press Release (PDF) Gainesville, Fla. – Farm owner Monty Knox, Knox Nursery, Inc., in Winter Garden, has been recognized for successfully protecting water resources on his nursery with a Florida Farm Bureau County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) award. Knox was honored among his peers at the Orange County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting on Oct. 7. Knox is …

Area farmers recognized for protecting water resources

Download Press Release (PDF) Gainesville, Fla. – Three farmers were honored in Hillsborough and Polk counties for successfully protecting water resources. Ranch owner Wiley McCall, Two Crackers Ranch and Two Hombres Ranch, Steve Mathis, Mathis Farms, and Ray Wood, Wood’s Tree Farm were each presented with a County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) award at the Polk County and …

Cattle rancher is true environmentalist

Download Press Release (PDF) Sebring, Fla. – Edgar Stokes Ranch was honored for its environmental stewardship with a County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) award on Sept. 14. Ranch owner Edgar Stokes was recognized among his peers at the Highlands county Farm Bureau annual meeting. The CARES program was established by Florida Farm Bureau and the Suwannee River Partnership …