Ranch lands have changed from having a value based on agricultural income to an investment that also includes personal values, “a place to rebuild the soul” and sound investments for the future. The agricultural value has become a minor part of the value of land. However without a well-balanced agricultural system on your ranch you will soon lose the beauty that prompted you to purchase the ranch in the first place. This change in valuation of the land presents some real challenges to the new ranch owner. The need to balance traditional ranching, which has given the land the aesthetic value it has today, and the needs of the new owners for recreation and the solitude of rural living can be very challenging. The last thing you need is another headache. I can provide a no nonsense approach to all aspects of Ranch Management such as:
Master plan to protect your investment and make sure it increases in value.
Recommend competent attorneys and accountants who are familiar with agriculture to handle the legal and bookkeeping aspects.
Establish, manage, and oversee lease performance or actively manage the ranch for you if that seems the best option.
Develop a plan to manage for the improvement of wildlife habitat and overall heath of the ecosystem on your ranch.
Oversee construction of any new projects.
With so many new details the task of getting a new ranch operation started can be very intimidating. My years of experience in the business will be a great benefit to your new ranch. My approach comes from owning and managing my own ranches, which has given me the knowledge of where to go and who to talk to when I run into problems.
This all starts with getting the right ranch to fit the goals you have. Not all ranches can be trophy hunting ranches or trophy cattle ranches. I will help you identify the right ranch for the right goal. You can’t make a ranch into something it is not so you better get the ranch that can meet your needs the first time. Remember “You will pay for good land once but you will pay for poor land the rest of your life.”
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