Conservation is a word that is heard on a pretty regular basis these days. But before it was even a common term, ranchers were already practicing conservation of the land. Ranchers were the pioneers of conservation. They had to be in order to preserve the land that they lived and worked on to ensure that they could survive. If they had not started this practice of preserving the land years ago, many of the ranches that have been in the same family for generations, would not be viable operations today. In addition, another idea that has helped ranches and ranchers survive the generations is creating partnerships, not only with other workers on the ranch and other ranchers, but those in the community, the state and on a national level. Both of these are common themes among ranchers
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Swan Land Company is proud to sponsor the C.M. Russell Museum at the National Finals Rodeo Cowboy Christmas. The National Finals Rodeo is now in its 34th year in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Congratulations to the buyers and sellers of two Montana ranches that have just been sold. Broker Scott Williams was honored to represent the buyers on the sales of Crazy Mountains Alpine Ranch and Robinson Bench Ranch.
Kinsey Farm is located northeast of Miles City in a part of Eastern Montana that is comprised of a network of working farms and ranches. This 87.1± deeded acre Farm is part of the Kinsey Irrigation District, which provides reliable irrigation water. There are 77± irrigated acres with a recently updated water distribution network. The Farm has a soil profile that has grown a variety of crops including corn, alfalfa and grain. There is paved county-road access on the south side of the Farm, a good gravel road on the east and a network of access roads through the parcel for ease of operation.
This beautifully updated home on over 13 acres with mature landscaping and horse pastures creates a tranquil and serene setting only minutes from all of the amenities and activities in Bozeman. A true Montana living experience, this address allows school attendance in the highly-rated Manhattan School District. The home includes four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and an open floor plan that nicely blends the gourmet kitchen into the dining area and living room capturing the beautiful mountain views. A detached oversized garage includes a spacious wood shop, several built-in storage cabinets and an upper-level workout suite. A third building includes a fully enclosed heated shop with a concrete floor and several bays of pole-barn storage.
Congratulations to Kirby Berger, who has recently joined Swan Land Company as a Sales Associate licensed in Wyoming. Kirby understands the value of relationships and the people that make Wyoming great. Kirby, a Saratoga, Wyoming native, grew up on his family’s cattle ranch where he learned the value of hard work. After obtaining his Master’s degree in Ag Business from the University of Wyoming, he returned to the family ranch to work for 14 years. With a budding business, Pure Dixie, which Kirby and his wife Dixie started in 2015, they committed their full focus on building this successful apparel business.
"In no way can I convey entirely the excitement and enthusiasm of the original idea and purchase of land and also the extreme poverty and stressful times of the early years. At one point the mortgage was due and there was no money to pay Memorus Bruffey. The 63 Ranch exists today because he did not foreclose." SANDRA CHRISTENSEN
In 1929, Elmer and Paul Christensen, and their sister, Jo Francis, bought 420 acres from Memorus Bruffey, whose family homesteaded Montana land in 1890.
October 31, November 1&2
Celebrate Agriculture with Montana State University College of Agriculture at its annual event honoring Montana’s agricultural past, present and future in conjunction with agricultural leaders, producers, and students.
The event hosts a career social, Agricultural Economics Outlook Conference, "Managing Risk and Uncertainty in Agriculture” as well as recognition of “Outstanding Aggie”, college Stockgrowers Reception and much more.
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NILE – Northern International Livestock Exposition – Stock Show and Rodeo takes place October 12th – 19th. This week-long event takes place at MetraPark – Montana’s Entertainment and Trade Center in downtown Billings.
NILE, which began in 1967, continues its goal of preserving the western way of life. Through the promotion of livestock and agriculture education, this event host hundreds of exhibitors from across 38 different states. This annual event is one of the largest agricultural expositions in the Northwest.
Swan Land Company is excited to be featured in an article written by Lorie A. Woodward in the Fall 2019 issue of LAND magazine.