PALM CITY — Florida’s cattle ranches are economic powerhouses, leaders in environmental stewardship and the caretakers of breathtakingly beautiful landscapes.
Now in its seventeenth year of production, the award-winning Florida Ranches Calendar once again uses stunning photographs coupled with informative descriptions to tell the story of these ranches and the vital role they serve in the conservation of some of Florida’s most precious environmental resources.
The calendar features the talents of award-winning National Geographic photojournalist and eighth generation Floridian Carlton Ward, Jr. as well as the photography of Conservation Florida’s Adam Bass and winners of a statewide photo contest.
“The Florida Ranches Calendar is a year-long reminder that ranchers are our state’s oldest environmental stewards, and their lands are a critical part of the green infrastructure that is the foundation of Florida’s economy and quality of life,” said Stacy Weller Ranieri, president of The Firefly Group and publisher of the calendar.
The 2022 calendar focuses on ranches located within the Florida Wildlife Corridor. The corridor connects notable lands and waters into a viable network that will help protect Florida wildlife and preserve critical parts of Old Florida into the future. The Florida legislature funded land acquisition at $400 million in 2021, and that infusion of funds will make significant strides toward protecting the Wildlife Corridor. Partnerships at every level are needed to ensure its successful completion.
“Conservation Florida is honored to serve as Presenting Sponsor of the 2022 Florida Ranches Calendar,” said Traci Deen, CEO of Conservation Florida. “Our nonprofit organization works with ranching families across the state to help conserve their working land, and we’re very proud of that. Year after year, this calendar showcases the importance of keeping ranches ranching, highlights their conservation value and exhibits the beauty found on our ranching landscapes.”
Other sponsors of the 2022 Florida Ranches Calendar include: Adams Ranch, Inc.; Adam Strang Bass Photography; Arcadia Stockyard; Archbold Biological Station; Blackbeard’s Ranch; Bonnie Landry & Associates; Carlton Ward Photography; CBRE Commercial Real Estate Services; Dean Mead Attorneys at Law; Family Lands Remembered; Farmton; The Firefly Group; Flatwoods Consulting Group; Florida Cattlemen’s Association; Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation; Florida Crystals; Florida Department of Agricultural & Consumer Services - Fresh from Florida; Florida Mineral Salt & Agriculture Products, LLC; Frasier Family Farm; Kimley-Horn & Associates; Kitson & Partners; Lightsey Cattle Company; Lucido & Associates; The MilCor Group; Neillco Cattle; Palm Beach Aggregates; Phillips Infrastructure Holdings; Southport Ranch; and Strickland Ranch; UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS); Urban Economics Inc.
For more information about the calendar, go online to www.floridaranchescalendar.com, call 772-287-5272, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to follow the calendar on Facebook and Instagram.