Farmers to be Honored for Resource Conservation Efforts

Outlet: Tallahassee Democrat

June 24, 2014

Tamos Sapp of Suwannee County describes his livelihood in agriculture as “conservation farming.” The water-saving practices they follow, in addition to other procedures, qualify them for a 2014 CARES award for their care of the environment. The County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship was created by the Florida Farm Bureau Federation & the Suwannee River Partnership more than a decade ago. It is an agricultural program that combines the efforts of more than 60 state and federal agencies, county commissions, water management districts, businesses, organizations & individuals – all striving to promote the preservation of land & water resources in their agricultural areas.

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