Deep in the steamy marshes of the South lies a long forgotten truth. The real cowboys of the United States weren't born in Texas or the Wild West, but under the tropical palm trees in the heart of Florida. This is the story of Adams Ranch, the 12th largest cow and calf operation in the U.S.
No cowboy has an easy life, but few know the challenges of running a ranch in hurricane season or herding bulls through alligator infested swamps. Come walk a few steps in the boots of a Florida Cowboy and see what it's really like.
Florida Cowboys are a vanishing breed. With encroaching housing development, ranchers are fighting not only to keep their way of life alive, but to save their own land which acts as both a habitat for rare wildlife and a watershed that replenishes Florida's scarce water supply.
Bud hired Buddy when he was first struggling to run a cattle operation with a handful of skinny scrub cows. Fifty years later they are inseparable friends, raising their families together and watching their business grow into a ranching legacy.