Ben White of Jefferson County produces cattle, corn and hay on over 500 acres.

With the use of Best Management Practices (BMPs), White is dedicated to conservation and his surrounding resources. Partnering with FDACS Cost-Share program he uses a no till drill, portable cow pens, cover crops and rotational grazing to preserve the land and manage nutrients. Additional BMPs such as fencing off wetlands, soil moisture sensors, and grid and soil sampling work to constantly improve water quality through the operation.

White is heavily involved in Jefferson County Cattlemen’s Association and partners with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to grow corn through solar-powered irrigation systems, decreasing water usage.

Florida Farm Bureau Federation is proud to award a 2019 CARES designation and sign to Ben White and family for their dedication in being outstanding environmental stewards.