Lorie A. Woodward

Lorie A. Woodward has worked as a writer and public relations practitioner exploring the intersection of agriculture, natural resources and public policy for almost 30 years. Her career, which has included stints in the public and private sector, has taken her across the country and around the world, where she has been enthralled by the people of the land and their stories. She is the president of Woodward Communications and co-owner of The Round Top Register, a regional magazine focused on life in the rolling bluebonnet hills of central Texas where country meets city. Woodward was reared on a ranch near Lexington, Texas, but now makes her home in San Angelo with her two children, Kate and Will.
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Defining Success: Meet LandLeader’s Pat Doyle

Pat Doyle, the new Managing Director of LandLeader, defines success for himself and the network of exclusive real estate professionals the same way. “Success for myself and LandLeader is defined very simply—deliver the absolute best marketing results for our real estate brokerages—leading to increased property listings and sales.”

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A Primer on Federal Takings

The lessons learned in South Texas as border wall construction proceeds is an ongoing case study of federal taking for landowners throughout the nation.

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Ahern Ranches: Ranch Real Estate Done the Cowboy Way

James Ahern Jr. brings experience gained in the saddle to every ranch real estate transaction conducted at Ahern Ranches, his ranch real estate brokerage established in 2000.

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Peoples Company: In the Business of People

While Iowa-based Peoples Company offers land management, appraisals, land investments, brokerage and auction services, the foundation of everything is people.

Rivers of History: The Mississippi Delta Was the Making of Robert “Bobby” Jarvis

Rivers of family history and a passion for the land run through the life of Robert "Bobby" Jarvis.

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The Border Wall: Protecting Our Country or Dividing Our Interests?

Because the far-reaching impacts of the proposed Border Wall can’t be accurately distilled into a sound bite, a headline or a Tweet, the Texas Wildlife Association is hosting “The Wall: Protecting Our Country or Dividing Our Interests?”

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Putting Clients’ Needs First: Republic Ranches

The Republic Ranches team puts the clients’ needs above every other consideration. They live it and breathe it—every day and in every situation.

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The Rancher’s Daughter: Sarah Nunley Biedenharn

By the time she was four, Sarah Nunley Biedenharn, who was reared near Sabinal, was driving a pickup on one of ...

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M4 Ranch Group: A Brand of Excellence

Brothers Dan and Michael Murphy, owners of M4 Ranch Group are leaving their mark—well, actually their brand—on Colorado ranch real estate.

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Answering the Land’s Call: Fredericksburg Realty’s Justin Cop

Justin Cop, owner of Fredericksburg Realty, risked his wife’s wrath to answer the long, loud call of the Texas Hill Country and establish himself as a ranch broker.

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Clint Orms: Crafting a Legacy

The handcrafted originality and quality of Clint Orms’ handmade belt buckles, bracelets and other pieces uniquely reflect Texas’ proud cowboy heritage.

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Robb Van Pelt Lives it to Know it at Mason & Morse Ranch Company

At Mason & Morse Ranch Company, the standard is “live it to know it” and no one lives it or knows it like co-founder and broker Robb Van Pelt.

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The Rise of the Natural Wine Movement

If you keep abreast of wine developments in the press, you’ll have noticed the latest trend polarizing opinion in the wine world: natural wine.

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Q&A with Dry Farm Wines Founder Todd White

We sat down with Dry Farm Wines founder Todd White to discuss the rise of the natural wine movement in recent years and the benefits of these wines over their traditional counterparts.

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Dr. Wallace Klussmann: Education, Conservation & Dedication

In 1993, Dr. Wallace Klussmann, professor emeritus at Texas A&M University, ended his 30-year career in higher education and immediately embarked on his second “career” as a volunteer.

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Sheldon Grothaus: A Moving Target

Sheldon Grothaus, owner-broker of Texas Ranch Sales LLC in Hondo, is a tall, moving target.

Aflutter over Monarchs

The Texas Wildlife Association's Conservation Legacy program connects local students to the plight of pollinators through a Milkweed for Monarchs habitat campaign.

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Kenneth Bell: Putting Water Where It Isn’t

Decades of experience have shown Bell, who founded Quick Line Service Company’s Ranch Water Division in 1990, that the availability of fresh water dictates land’s productivity when it comes to livestock and wildlife.

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Open Gates = New Hunters

The Texas Youth Hunting Program needs landowners to open their gates for the sake of young hunters and the hunting tradition.

LandLeader Member Case Study: Living the Dream and Tarrant & Harman

Living the Dream, owned by D.W. Hindman, and Tarrant & Harman Real Estate and Auction Co., co-owned by Travis Tarrant and Mark Harman, provide a Midwestern case study in opportunity amplification.