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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Dan Allen Hughes Jr.: Interview with One of Texas’ Biggest Landowners

Although the Hughes family has amassed one of the largest inventories of private land in Texas, Dan Allen Hughes Jr. sees immense value in public land.

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David Faust: Constructing a Ranch Real Estate Career

David Faust constructed a ranch real estate career. “Most of my family were in construction-related businesses, so that was my background.”

Borker Spotlight: Ken Hoerster of Texas Ranches for Sale

Broker Spotlight: Ken Hoerster—Destined For Ranch Real Estate

Ken Hoerster, founder of Texas Ranches for Sale in Boerne, was destined to be a ranch real estate broker. “I can’t imagine doing anything else,” Hoerster said. “I have the privilege of helping people make some of the biggest investments of their lives… investments that can change people’s lives for the better.”

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Diversification Is Key in the Land Business

Diversity is a watchword for the ranching industry in the 21st century. Diverse populations of plants and animals signal ecologically healthy rangelands. Diverse, profitable enterprises signal an economically healthy operation.

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Milton Greeson: A Legacy of Change

Although rich legacies shape his life, Milton Greeson Jr. is not hidebound by tradition.

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Where the Wild Goose Goes: Wildgoose Manufacturing

Ron and Susi Bell, founders of Wildgoose Manufacturing in Ingram, Texas, love outdoor experiences and outdoor people. Here's the Wildgoose story.

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Mike Swan: The Values of the Land

When Mike Swan’s father, George, taught him the values of responsibility, hard work and protecting the family name as they worked side-by-side on the family’s commercial cow-calf ranch in Montana’s Ruby Valley, it wasn’t in anticipation of a phone call from the actress Jane Fonda.

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Stewarding a Shared Vision: Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales Group

Written By Lorie Woodward Cantu Despite a 30-year age difference, David Burgher and Harlan Ray, principals in the Dallas-based Burgher-Ray ...

L.A.N.D.S.: A Natural Resource for Education

Nature is complex. Educating our children about land stewardship shouldn't be, and that is where L.A.N.D.S comes into the schools and out into the field.

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ASFMRA Member Profile: Eddie Davis of Brown Land and Farm Management, LLC

By the time Eddie Davis was 26 years old, he was farm manager of the Louisiana Delta Plantation, a 34,000-acre diversified farming operation near Jonesville, Louisiana in Catahoula Parish.

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Broker Spotlight: Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson, owner of Bill Johnson and Associates Real Estate Co. in Bellville, became a real estate broker because of baseball and bird dogs.

Todd Renfrew, broker and owner of California Outdoor Properties

Broker Spotlight: California Outdoor Properties’ Todd Renfrew

Todd Renfrew, broker and owner of California Outdoor Properties, has his dream job—and he’s not interested in changing it.

Public Benefits of Private Land in Texas

The public benefits of private land are as diverse and expansive as Texas’ land.

Gayle Harvey, Virginia land broker

Gayle Harvey: Sowing Relationships, Reaping Results

In the Harvey family, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Gayle Harvey spent more than 20 years working alongside her father, Clyde, in the family’s Central Virginia orchards and fields.

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TWA Member Spotlight: Tina Buford

Tina Buford doesn’t let her long list of accomplishments overshadow what is most important to her. She is first and foremost, a wife, a mom, a daughter, a sister and a member of a South Texas ranching family that has been taking care of the H. Yturria family ranches for six generations.

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Interview with Rancher Deborah Clark

Deborah is a self-described “flower child with plenty of business experience.” Emry is a lifelong rancher, whose family’s multi-generational ranching roots stretch from New Mexico throughout the Texas Panhandle into Palo Pinto County and beyond.

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Women of the Land

They come to women of the land from different places... And, yet when the conversation begins to flow, the women find themselves on firm common ground.

Patrick Bates

Broker Spotlight: Patrick Bates

In 1970, Patrick Bates, the man who is widely considered the dean of western ranch real estate, began his industry education. He was a wide-eyed novice with no immediate ties to agriculture who seized an opportunity.