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OVERVIEW

  • 395+/- Acre legacy ranch in Jefferson County, Florida
  • Well-respected Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Doyle Conner Sr.'s personal ranch for over a half-century
  • Just 15 minutes east of Tallahassee
  • Gorgeous pastoral property with countless huge moss-draped live oaks
  • Fenced for cattle or horses
  • Features one of Florida's natural wonders, the famed "lake drain" and direct connect to Floridan Aquafer
  • Bordering Oldfields Plantation (quail plantation forever protected by a conservation easement), Ten Oaks (affluent horse ranch) and additional ranch land to the south retained by the Conner family
  • This area was home to an ancient Native American 'city' due to the wealth of flint resources found in the lake drain
  • Many historical aspects to this property, including what many consider to be the location where Desoto crossed in 1538
  • Conservation Easement benefits not yet harvested here
  • Creek and hardwood area ideal for wildlife flow
  • Excellent soils and carry capacity for cattle
  • Two wells
 

CONTACT

Jon Kohler

Mobile: 850-508-2999
jon@jonkohler.com
   

The Conners

A Family Passion for Land and Ranching…

Bar-C Ranch

The Bar-C Ranch is the personal ranch of patriarch, Doyle Conner, Sr., who bought the property in 1960 upon coming to Tallahassee to serve the state as Commissioner of Agriculture. While he was still in college, he was elected to the state House, dubbed the "boy wonder" of politics and went on to become the youngest Speaker of the House that the state has ever had. In 1961, he began his first term as the Commissioner of Agriculture and retired in 1991 after 30 years of service. He received countless awards and recognition for his leadership and promotion of agriculture.

Bar-C Ranch
Photo copyrighted by Carlton Ward, Jr.
www.carltonward.com From www.GreatFloridaCattleDrive16.org

Among the leading authorities in Florida ranching's history is the late commissioner's son, Doyle Conner, Jr., who was the former curator of the Florida Agricultural Museum and is a sixth-generation Floridian, himself. He has been interviewed by countless shows and magazines for his knowledge of the state's heritage. He's the chairman of the Great Florida Cattle Drive '16, an authentic week-long historically accurate Florida cattle drive.

Bar-C Ranch

Photo Credit: Ag Commissioner Doyle Conner, Sr.
State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory

"Let us not forget that the first cattle & horses to step foot on American soil landed in Florida in 1521. From those cattle, America's first business (ranching) began and prospered throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. The first battle between cowboys and Indians was during the Indian uprising of 1647 in what is now north Florida. In 2021 Florida will celebrate 500 years of cattle production and the birth of the American cowboy."

—From Doyle Conner, Jr
via a comment on TrueWestMagazine