Mike Swan was honored to be invited to speak at The Seminar Group’s Buying and Selling Ranches in Montana. The two-day seminar in Helena, Montana on March 3oth and 31st addressed unique issues faced by sellers and buyers of agricultural assets in Montana. Anyone involved in the agricultural marketplace, whether they be owners, realtors, lenders, attorneys and other advisors, need to be up to speed on the latest issues to achieve their goals.
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Buyer Represented by Stephen Leibinger of Swan Land Company. Situated on 30 acres, this 8,524 square foot stately log-style home takes full advantage of the magnificent scenery surrounding it. Located in the prestigious Bridger Canyon just east of Bozeman, this horse property enjoys spectacular views of the Bridger Mountains.
Written by Jim McFerson – Director, WSU Research & Extension Center; Professor of Horticulture
Agriculture in the Northwest is not only prepared to embrace innovation and emerging technologies, but is often setting the pace nationally.
Thom Ranch is the backdrop of Buffalo, Wyoming. With a balanced agricultural operation, magnificent views, abundant wildlife and live water - Thom Ranch has it all. The Ranch, with 5,588± total acres of which 5,175± acres are deeded, is rated at 250 animal units (AU).
The varied topography consists of irrigated meadows, rolling hills, mountainous terrain, rock outcroppings, ponderosa pines and aspens, creating a prime habitat for the abundant wildlife. Trophy elk, black bear, mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, and upland birds take advantage of this ideal wildlife habitat. Clear Creek, which meanders through the Ranch for approximately 3/4 miles, offers excellent fishing for rainbow and brown trout.
Located 25 minutes south of the Santa Fe Plaza along the northern rim of New Mexico’s famed Galisteo Basin, Flywheel Ranch is a landscape of forested hills, sandstone escarpments and lush savannah grasslands.
Among the largest ranch offerings available in today’s active northern New Mexico real estate market, the Ranch encompasses approximately 5,324 deeded acres with an addition 1,280 acres of state land for recreational and agricultural use.
Montana has an expansive land mass and a wild-west history to match. As the 4th largest state in our union the scenery transforms from its eastern plains into vast mountain ranges as one travels westward. Nicknamed “Big Sky Country” for its sweeping views, it is also nicknamed the “Treasure State” due to the state’s resources in it gold, silver, copper, oil and coal. Early settlers were attracted to its mining and agricultural opportunities. Conflicts and battles arose when native American Indians were encroached upon by white settlers. The Homestead Act of 1862 further solidified the white man’s presence offering free land to settlers if they indeed “up proved” 160 allotted acres. This was a challenging feat in the arid climate. Soon the railroad made its appearance.
Listing Broker Sam Sanders, based in Salt Lake City represented the Seller of Thompson Ranch, a beautiful recreational and agricultural Utah ranch. Located four miles north of the historic town of Boulder, Utah, this small cattle Ranch offers captivating vistas in every direction. This undisturbed beauty will remain intact as it is bounded on three sides by the immense Dixie National Forest. This 165-acre showplace offers immaculate landscaping surrounding the main residence, guest house, spa building and outbuildings. Although the Ranch is uniquely functional as a summer cattle operation, its natural serenity and beauty provides a perfect haven for all who visit this ideal retreat.
Nestled in a private valley along the North Fork of Crazy Woman Creek amongst the cottonwoods, sandstone cliffs, and lush creek bottom, Long Ranch presents private, executive-style living, live water teeming with trout, a well-designed equestrian facility, and excellent year-round access. Comprised of 662.5± deeded acres, of which 292.9± acres are irrigated, the Ranch is home to an abundance of wildlife and provides private fishing in live water. Located at the base of the Bighorn Mountains approximately 12 miles south of Buffalo, Wyoming, the Ranch enjoys an unparalleled private setting, yet is only a short drive from the amenities of town.