Blackbeard's Ranch

A Story from the Land

Raising Nature on Florida Ranchlands

Florida Climate Smart Agriculture Co-Chair and former Florida Cattlemen’s Association President Jim Strickland is working to prove that Florida’s ranchlands can provide not only meat, but critical habitat protection, water filtration, and even climate services.


Read the award-winning article by Virginia Gewin

Learn more about Florida Climate Smart Agriculture

Watch conservation Efforts at Blackbeard’s Ranch

Our Vision

An Agricultural Renaissance, led by innovative and entrepreneurial farmers, ranchers and foresters constructing sustainable, profitable and resilient systems that lay the foundation for a world of abundance on many scales capable of producing nutritious food, feed, fiber, clean energy, healthy ecosystems, quality livelihoods, and strong rural economies.