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Meet the country’s top land brokers, agents, land managers and rural appraisers—the people behind some the most significant and groundbreaking deals in the land business!

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.

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.

Pat Doyle with fish

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.”

Jerry Raaum

“I Am an Aficionado”: Jerry G. Raaum

Meet Montana farmer Jerry G. Raaum, the first in our new series—"I Am an Aficionado"—about the people and characters in whom the lifeblood of the American landscape runs deep.

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A Good Sport: Texas Coach Leon McNeil Inspires Youth with Outdoor Adventures

Leon McNeil’s passion for the outdoors and especially for passing it on to the next generation made him an obvious choice as an ambassador for Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s “We Will Not Be Tamed” campaign.

Cowboy lifestyle in Texas

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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Fish It Forward: Meet Veteran Angler Chuck Naiser

Chuck Naiser has fished coastal waters for more than 50 years. His passion for his sport, and for the coastal resources he loves, has evolved into a fierce determination to make a difference for the next generation who will enjoy these waters long after he is gone.

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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.

Hayden Outdoors, Land Brokers

A Legacy Built on the Land: Hayden Outdoors

At Hayden Outdoors, father and sons Leo, Dax and Seth Hayden are building a legacy business on their shared passion for land—and the people who steward it.

Sarah Nunley Biedenharn herding cattle on a 4-wheeler

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.

Advertorial: M4 Ranch Group Celebrates a Banner Year

M4 Ranch Group is celebrating a banner year thanks to the owners—past and present—of the exceptional properties that we’ve been fortunate to represent.

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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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.

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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.