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
|Hill County Cattle Women||Merck Foundation|
|Sid Richardson Foundation|
|Ms. Sherry Flow|
|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|