Celebrate Earth Day with Episode 14 of Rural Recharge

April 2024

Celebrate Earth Day with the 14th episode of Rural Recharge. This episode features Pat Durden, president of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and owner of Durden Red Angus. Durden’s family has been farming and ranching for more than 15 decades and practices conservation and preservation on his family’s land. 

As president of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA), Durden has worked hard to ensure Floridians are aware of the important role farmers and ranchers play in protecting the land and conserving our state’s natural resources. His slogan during his tenure as the FCA president is “Cows Keep Florida Green”, which emphasizes the vital role cattle play in greenspace.  

Join President Jeb S. Smith and Pat Durden for a conversation about the importance of environmental stewardship, FCA’s partnership with Conservation Florida and how every Floridian is tied to ag through conservation.