The Ranch Brigade

Texas Brigades is proud to work with a new group of volunteers who have organized the Ranch Brigade.  This 5-day program will encompass sustainable beef production from conception to consumer.  The Brigade model of leadership development, education, and empowerment will be just like other Brigade programs. 


Livestock production and land stewardship are areas we cannot take for granted. More and more students will graduate from high school without any exposure to production agriculture. The purpose of Ranch Brigade is to select 20 of the brightest and best high school students from across the state so that they can become ambassadors of land stewardship and livestock production in their respective communities. This select group of students will spend five days of intensive training to develop leadership skills, and learn the truth about livestock production; from low stress livestock handling demonstrations, understanding grassland management and nutrition, as well as an introduction to livestock marketing. Participants will then give presentations in their communities, and in turn, be rewarded through scholarships and future ranch experiences.


When and Where are the camps held?

Ranch Brigade, Warren Ranch, Santa Anna, July 17-21, 2017


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Donors and Sponsors

2017 Ranch Brigade Donors & Sponsors
 Hill County Cattle Women  Merck Foundation
 Sid Richardson Foundation  
 Ms. Sherry Flow  


2016 Ranch Brigade Donors & Sponsors
 Bluebonnet Feeds  Bradley Ranch
 Creekside Veterinary Service  Gonzales County SWCD #338
 H and H Machine Shop  Highland Lakes Master Naturalists
 Little Wichita SWCD #560  Lower Clear Fork of the Brazos SWCD
 Montgomery County SWCD  The Texas Beef Council
 The Eikenhorst Family Trust  Warren Ranch
 Washington Soil & Water Conservation District  
 Ms. Minnie Lou Bradley  Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Christ
 Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Dickschat  Ms. Jane K. Larimore
 Mr. JR Purvis  Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Schmid