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.
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.

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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.

Picture of Sheldon Grothaus, Texas Ranch Sales owner/broker

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.

interview with kenneth bell

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.

Young hunters with the Texas Youth Hunting Program

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.

Q&A with Nature Photographer Larry Ditto

TEXAS LAND magazine recently sat down for a chat with Larry Ditto, a full-time nature photographer for the past 15 years

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Holt Cat’s Peter John Holt: The Value of the Greater Good

Peter John Holt, executive vice president and general manager of Holt Cat in San Antonio, runs his business by the same principles by which he lives his life.

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Nature Photography: A Natural Fit for Landowners

While a picture is worth a thousand words, a nature photography operation can be worth thousands of dollars to landowners.

Kasey Mock

Kasey Mock: A Man on the Move

As the director of Farm & Ranch at Keller Williams Realty International (KWRI) and the owner of Mock Ranches, Kasey Mock is a man on the move.

chris soules interview

Chris Soules: A Real-Life Passion for Land

Chris Soules chose to pursue a dual career in agriculture and land acquisition, but he didn’t seek out reality TV. LAND magazine meets the Iowa native.

Bernard Uechtritz Profile

Bernard Uechtritz: Living Outside the Box

2016 will go down as a banner year for Bernard “Bernie” Uechtritz. First, there was the historic and record-breaking sale ...

No Land. No Water

The statewide rains in August ensured that Texas, with 75.25 inches, had just enjoyed the wettest 24-month consecutive period in its history. While the life-giving moisture was needed and welcomed, it muddied the memory of 2011, when Texas, with an average of 14.18 inches, struggled to survive its driest year ever.

Richard Taylor and Suzie Paris on Blue Mountain Ranch

Blue Mountain Peak Ranch: No Place for Complacency

“We find this state to be wonderful for private stewardship,” said Taylor, owner of the Blue Mountain Peak Ranch near Mason, which was honored with the 2016 Leopold Conservation Award for Texas.

Stephen "Tio" Kleberg profile

Texas Wildlife Association Member Profile: Stephen “Tio” Kleberg

Stephen J. "Tio" Kleberg is a cowboy by nature and a rancher by nurture. “When most kids are in elementary school, they aspire to be firemen or doctors or policemen, but I always wanted to be a cowboy,” Kleberg, who represents the fifth generation to have lived and worked on King Ranch, says.