Since 1964, Glenn Ritch has raised beef cattle on his family’s farm in Starke, Florida. Enrolling in Best Management Practices (BMPs) in 2013, Ritch dedicates his livelihood to producing top quality beef and protecting his local natural resources.

Some of the most effective BMPs Ritch has implemented include soil sampling, prescribed burning, fencing off waterways to protect water quality, cross fencing, GPS applications and clear cutting timber.

Ritch is extensively involved in Bradford County Farm Bureau, Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s Beef Advisory Committee and the North Florida Cattleman’s Association.

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