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.

Swan Land Company: Exceptional Service from the Kitchen Table to the Closing Table

While growth and success tempt some companies to abandon principle for profit, Swan refuses to fall into that trap and remains true to the values he learned around his family’s kitchen table on their cow-calf operation in Montana’s Ruby Valley: personal integrity, hard work, respect and putting others’ needs before your own.

Cade & Jessica Richmond: Living for the Land

For the Richmonds, the real value of land lies in the life it enables people to live.

Grazing Matters

Grazing is a powerful tool for improving the health of plants and the soil supporting them when it’s managed correctly.

Staking a Claim in New Mexico—and Beyond

After years of working independently, John Diamond, Travis Driscoll and GT Nunn have joined forces at Beaverhead Outdoors based in Elephant Butte, New Mexico.

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Wildlife by Design: Bringing the Outdoors Inside Texas Schools

Conservation educators using hands-on experiential lessons bring the outdoors into classrooms—both urban and rural—across the state.

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The Gold Rush of La Panza

La Panza, now a ghost town located in the La Panza mountain range in San Luis Obispo County, was once the site of California’s only Coast Range gold rush.

Jim Brosche and Brenda Moerschell, The Ranch and Land Group at Compass Real Estate

Jim “JB” Brosche & Brenda Moerschell: Riding Together for Compass

With more than 45 years of collective real estate experience in their hip pockets, Jim “JB” Brosche and Brenda Moerschell are riding point on The Ranch and Land Group for Compass Real Estate in Texas with offices in Dallas and Fort Worth.

Hunting’s Place at the Table

TWA is decreasing the distance from field to table for urban and suburban Texans by co-hosting hunt-to-table dinners and providing mentored hunting experiences for adults.

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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.

Justin Cop and family, Fredericksburg Realty

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.