2019 National ESAP Winner | Blackbeard's Ranch, Myakka, Florida
During the awards ceremony at the Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, Texas, Jim Strickland, managing partner of Blackbeard's Ranch, spoke about the tremendous population growth in Florida. By the time he gets home from the convention, there will be 7,000 new people who have moved to Florida; 1,000 of them to the city nearest his ranch. That’s why he formed a group called of ranchers called the Florida Conservation Group, ranchers interested in preserving the land and keeping it in private hands. Learn more about the operation's conservation efforts in the following slides.
Congratulations on the great stewardship honor!