Agriculture forums for lessees

Stewardship matters to us because trust land needs to earn income not only for today's students, but also for future generations of students.

We offer educational agriculture forums at no cost to our lessees because we aim to provide ranchers -- and our lessees -- with more tools to become better stewards of trust land and to become more profitable through the use of adaptive grazing management practices and improved business practices. 

Upcoming event:
  • POSTPONED: the three-day forum about adaptive grazing management at Chancellor Ranch in Las Animas county that was scheduled for July 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19. It will be rescheduled for a date in 2021. This event is available only to lessees who have previously attended a one-day agriculture forum.
Past events:
  • January 2020: one-day forum featuring Dallas Mount, CEO of Ranch Management Consultants, Ranching for Profit School Instructor 
  • January 2019: one-day forum featuring Dr. Tim Steffans, Assistant Professor, Rangeland Resource Management, West Texas A&M University 

Do you have a suggestion for a forum topic? Please let us know by contacting William Woolston, Field Operations Supervisor, at william.woolston@state.co.us.

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Q&A

We are offering this program for free because we aim to provide ranchers -- and our lessees -- with more tools to become better stewards of trust land and to become more profitable through the use of adaptive grazing management practices and improved business practices.

Yes. As an attendee to the annual lessee forums as well as the upcoming 3-day adaptive management course, a lessee's participation will be considered when evaluating competitive bid applications. Other adaptive management seminars may also be considered that you have participated in.