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Myakka City rancher honored by Audubon, Manatee County

Excerpt from Pam Eubanks at Your Observer: Wearing his cowboy hat, cattle rancher Jim Strickland rolled through pastureland on the 4,500-acre Blackbeard’s Ranch in eastern Manatee County in his pickup truck. He nodded toward the window. About 50 feet away, deer walked along the tree line, barely noticing the truck had stopped. On the...
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Audubon Florida Sustainable Rancher of the Year 2019: Jim Strickland

Each year, Audubon honors a rancher who has demonstrated exemplary environmentally-sustainable ranching practices and makes efforts to conserve native wildlife habitat. Audubon is honored to be able to present this award to Jim Strickland this year. Jim Strickland grew up ranching with his father along the west coast of Florida in the 1950s and 1960s....
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Florida Climate-Smart Agriculture Initiative Announced

The following is an excerpt from Brad Buck.   GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida agricultural leaders are calling for deeper exploration of farmers, ranchers, and forest land owners as suppliers of environmental protection as well as of food and fiber. The Florida Climate-Smart Agriculture Work Group has declared ­its ambitions to craft a plan for how the state’s...
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Conservation Cowboy

Excerpt from USNEWS.COM by Katelyn Newman Jim Strickland is a sixth-generation cattle rancher who, alongside fellow ranchers in the Sunshine State, is working to preserve Southwest Florida’s natural habitat. As the sun begins to rise and the mist breaks on a clear Florida morning, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer and pesky feral pigs rummage for breakfast...
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Florida cattleman donates cow to UF’s campus food pantry

Dana Edwards May 10, 2018 GAINESVILLE, Fla. – At the University of Florida, 16 percent of those who visited the on-campus Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field and Fork pantry mentioned the service was their sole source of food when they needed temporary assistance. While students working with the Field and Fork student gardens grow fresh...
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Ranch near Myakka River State Park will be preserved under conservation easement

Excerpt from article by Zac Anderson in the Herald Tribune. Nearly 1,500 acres of cattle ranch close to Myakka River State Park will be protected from development and restored to native habitat after the federal government recently signed off on a conservation easement for the site. The National Resources Conservation Service, an agency within the...
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East County cowboys still bullish on ranch life

An excerpt from Jessica Salmond at Ranchers learn to adapt when development changes the landscape. Standing in a 20-acre pasture east of Lorraine Road, Jason McKendree remembered the days when he couldn’t hear the sound of bulldozers working on a new subdivision. That was a time the Mary Fran Carroll Bridge was made of wood...
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The Joe What? An Interview with Jim Strickland

The Joe What? Podcast is a series of interviews by Joao (Joe) Vendramini of the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center. Recorded in May 2017.
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