TEXAS LAND magazine recently sat down for a chat with Larry Ditto, a full-time nature photographer for the past 15 years
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.
While a picture is worth a thousand words, a nature photography operation can be worth thousands of dollars to landowners.
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.
2016 will go down as a banner year for Bernard “Bernie” Uechtritz. First, there was the historic and record-breaking sale ...
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.
“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 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.
Donald Polaski, owner of the Antique Barn Company based in Orford, New Hampshire, has dedicated his career to giving historic buildings new life.
Rob Pfister, owner of Pfister Land Company in Buffalo, Wyoming, was weaned on the independent spirit and self-reliance of the American West.
Randy Hodde, co-owner of Hodde Real Estate in Brenham, is a matchmaker. “We’re property matchmakers… we help people find their place.”
Conservation easements, as part of a comprehensive estate plan, can help families pass their ranches to the next generation.
Lorie Woodward Cantu sits down with Hall and Hall broker Joel Leadbetter to discuss his career and approach to selling land.
Outdoor writer and television personality Ron Schara, creator and star of Minnesota Bound, is a product of nature and nurture.
David Faust constructed a ranch real estate career. “Most of my family were in construction-related businesses, so that was my background.”
Linda Campbell and husband David Mahn headed west, searching for a ranch they could manage for quail, which meant buying in either South Texas or West Texas. They had a budget, a wish list—and a vision.
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.
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.”
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.
Although rich legacies shape his life, Milton Greeson Jr. is not hidebound by tradition.