Florida Ranch Tour Highlights Conservation Programs

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Conservation easement programs were discussed Thursday morning during a tour held at Blackbeard’s Ranch in Manatee County. The ranch is restoring and protecting critical wetlands through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). One of those participating in the tour was NRCS Acting Chief Leonard Jordan. He told Southeast AgNet that the project is a partnership effort. …