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Our management programs emphasize a high land stewardship ethic supported by a strong ranching business that pays its own way without the need for subsidies.

December 30, 2014

Touched by a Painting – Western Horseman

A side street in urban Denver, Colorado, is an unlikely place to find bales of hay tucked around a doorway obscured by a black cloth. But it’s how I knew I was where I was supposed to be.

November 19, 2014

Colorado College Students Monitoring at Chico Basin Ranch

Chico Basin Ranch uses the Land EKG® monitoring system to quantify the health of the grassland in their pastures. We enjoyed doing some of this prairie monitoring for Michael this year while getting to know the ranch and it’s native shortgrass prairie.
Monitoring on the ranch was simply complicated. We’d drive many miles to pasture, find the monitoring location amongst the the grasses, take photos of the area and of the ground, estimate the amount of grass on the ground, weigh

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March 24, 2014

Climate Change Impacts Already Being Felt Worldwide

LINCOLN, Neb. — Climate change already is being felt around the world, and society must figure out how to adapt to the changes already underway and mitigate the severity of future impacts, experts said Tuesday (May 7) at the global Water for Food Conference.

December 6, 2013

Up to the Edge

As ranching families working and living on the land, we live and die by the amount of precipitation we receive.

June 1, 2013

A Long Way to Green

This week Stuart and I made the long trip out to Central Kansas to check on some calves we sent out to pasture there about three weeks ago.