The County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) program was created in 2001 to publicly recognize Florida farmers and ranchers who demonstrate exemplary efforts to protect Florida’s natural resources.

Recipients are awarded a CARES designation in the form of a sign and is a tool that demonstrates to the general public their commitment to protecting the environment.




As the voice of Florida agriculture, Florida Farm Bureau Federation strives to honor farming and ranching families throughout the state through public recognition and by telling their stories of environmental stewardship.

On this website, you will meet some of the most innovative and dedicated farmers and ranchers who not only grow our food and feed the world but also protect the environment for generations to come.