Six generations continue to manage the cross-bred cattle herd along the shores of Lake Tohopekaliga and the plains of nearby Charley Creek as Central and SouthWest Florida's population explodes with people seeking to enjoy the climate and beauty that pioneers found.
Like the Platt's, today's ranching families live diversified lives. Shane Platt is the Manager of both the Platt Ridge and Peace Valley ranches, Carol Platt is President of Platt Legacy Properties, P.A., Josh Platt (AKA Bossman) is a concert lighting designer & stage manager and Jenna Platt is a Soil Scientist with the National Resource Conservation Service.
Although the Platt Ridge Ranch is now 30 minutes from Orlando International Airport, Disney World and Downtown Orlando, stewardship through sustainable practices remain a family priority in preparation for the future. 2013 Florida Environmental Leadership Award & NCBA Regional Environmental Stewardship Award Winners. Peace Valley Ranch, like Platt Ridge is state certified as a Best Management Practice agricultural operation.
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