For nearly 10 years, Matt Bishop has been in production growing perennial peanut hay and raising beef cattle in Monticello, Florida. Through the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) Bishop has been able to use less nutrient and water through his operation.

Some of the most effective BMPs implemented include strip- tillage during planting, fencing off waterways, cross fencing and using GPS applications.

Bishop is actively involved in the Florida Farm Bureau Federation and the Florida Cattleman’s Association.

Florida Farm Bureau Federation is proud to award a 2018 CARES designation and sign to Matt Bishop and family for their dedication in being outstanding environmental stewards.