#DardenDigest: Water Wranglers: How Florida Ranchers are Rounding Up Water

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#DardenDigest: Water Wranglers: How Florida Ranchers are Rounding Up Water

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The Florida Everglades

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 1:30pm

Beef is a significant part of our restaurants’ menus, making up 13 percent of Darden’s supply chain. Over the past year, Darden has supported efforts among cattlemen and cattlewomen to “make continuous improvements in the sustainability of the global beef production process.” One of those efforts has been in Florida in partnership with the Audubon Society. Through support from the Darden Foundation, Audubon is enabling ranchers to adopt best management practices by storing water on their ranchlands. Today, we share the story of the Rafter T Ranch by interviewing Audubon of Florida’s Sustainable Rancher of the Year, Jimmy Wohl.

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