Deseret Ranch
Building Florida's Legacy, Committed to Florida's Future.
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Welcome to the Web site of Deseret Ranches

We appreciate your interest in learning about the Ranch and we are thankful for the opportunity to tell you about our property, our operations and our involvement in the Central Florida region.

We have been a part of Florida for over half a century and we treasure our role as a community partner and steward. Owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Ranch follows a set of lofty standards and places importance on the value of family, friends, community and tradition.

As a long time steward of the environment and as the owner of a large area of land in Central Florida, we are focused on continuing to help this region thrive and grow. Our contributions to the community range from the economic impact of our ranching and agricultural endeavors, to collaboration with Water Management Districts on water and environmental issues. Within this Web site you will see more details on these efforts, including Taylor Creek Reservoir and Jug Island.

We hope this site will help you become acquainted with the Ranch’s many agricultural operations, environmental pursuits and contributions to the community. We look forward to our continued participation in Central Florida’s long-range planning and visioning and to further opportunities to help the community achieve its goals. If you have any questions or you wish to discuss community partnerships with Deseret Ranches, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you,
Erik Jacobsen
General Manager
Deseret Cattle and Citrus
Deseret Ranches of Florida