Buster Longino has lived in the Sarasota area since 1934. After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in forestry, He returned to manage the 8,000 acre Longino Ranch in Eastern Sarasota County. The ranch is a diversified operation with cattle, timber products, and citrus among others being produced. There is a conservation easement and a mitigation bank on the property to preserve the natural areas of the ranch. He has also served on the board of the South West Florida Water Management District, The Manasota Basin Board, and as a Sarasota County Commissioner. He retired from day to day management of the ranch in 2005, but he and his wife, Jane, continue to live on the ranch.
Student Interviewer: Willis Schueler
Willis Schueler is a student at New College of Florida orginally from Olympia, Washington. He is planning to major in Economics. He enjoys cycling, exploring nature, and baseball. He has also had a long time interest in oral history and is glad he was able to explore it in this project.
Posted in: 2010