To help address the critical needs of our state’s ranching families, the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust has initiated the Ranchland Succession Program. Its aim is to leverage new tools that help the next generation of Wyoming ranchers remain on the land, keeping some of our nation’s most important private acreage in agriculture. Our strategy is two-fold: To implement existing programs on a broader scale and augment these programs with new offerings. We are currently working to spread the word to those who can help-and-benefit most, and believe that Wyoming can maintain the wide-open landscapes, customs and culture for which we are known.
Ranchland Succession Program
Save the date for our Annual Roundup Barbeque! August 23, 2014 at Bear Lodge Cattle Co. in Devils Tower, Wyoming. Come party with the Land Trust at the base of Devils Tower. More information to come.
Each year, we ask for the support of those who believe in the future of agriculture in Wyoming. At this time of harvest, we ask for your gift in order to boost our ability to conserve agricultural lands for future generations of Wyoming producers. Consider donating to the Stock Growers Land Trust. Click here to donate
Tara McCormick was born in Lewisville, Texas, and has lived in several states, including the bayous of Louisiana, the corn fields of Illinois, and the Hill Country of Texas. Raised with a passion for being outdoors, she hunted, fished and camped with her family. And she spent a great deal of time on horseback. Her love for the outdoors and horsemanship led her to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science (along with graduate studies in Equine Exercise Physiology) from Texas A&M University. In addition, she earned a Master’s Degree in Agriculture and Consumer Resources from Tarleton State University. During college, Tara was President of A&M’s Horseman’s Association, Treasurer of the National Collegiate Horseman’s Association, and assistant coach for the A&M Stock Horse Team. She also competed on the university’s Horse Judging Team. Tara and her husband, Cory, moved to Wyoming in 2012. They have a daughter, Brynnley, and two dogs named Sadie and Sam. They enjoy traveling, fishing, hiking, camping and hunting.
In 2005 and again in 2006, the Padlock Ranch partnered with the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust to permanently conserve a portion of the ranch through the donation of two conservation easements. “The Padlock Ranch is such an iconic ranch and represents the rich ranching heritage that is common to Wyoming. We are very grateful to have the opportunity to work with Wayne Fahsholtz and the staff of Padlock Ranch, and applaud them for the well-deserved award” states Lance Schutte, Stewardship Coordinator for the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust. The ranch will also be featured at the 2013 Environmental Stewardship Tour July 9. For more information click here