Texas Brigades is proud to work with a group of  professionals who have stretched the Brigades organization to include natural resource management and ranching.  Ranch Brigade is 5-day program which teaches Land stewardship and Livestock production.  Sustainable beef production from conception to consumer is essential to feeding the world.  The Brigade model of leadership development, education, and empowerment will be just like other Brigade programs.

Time & Place

Ranch Brigade
July 18 – 22, 2022
Warren Ranch
Santa Anna, TX

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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 24 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.

Ranch Brigade

9th Battalion – July 19-23, 2021

2021 Top Herd

The Charolais Herd

2021 College Scholarship Recipients

Rylee Wunderlich – $4,000

Emery Black – $2,000

Sarah Heimeyer – $1,000

Dillon Thigpen – $1,000

Thank you to Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo for significantly contributing to these scholarships and supporting our cadets!

9th Battalion Ranch Brigade Early Bird Reward

Gift Cards

Cadets must submit a minimum of 10 activities in their Early Bird BOAs to qualify.

Ranch Brigade Early Bird BOA Deadline: November 1st

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THANK YOU Ranch Brigade Donors and Supporters!

Ranch Brigade Committee

NameProfessional AffiliationCommittee Role
Chris FarleyTCU Ranch ManagementPresident/Coordinator
Jon TaggartBurgundy Pasture BeefVice President
Sherry FlowTexas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers FoundationTreasurer
Jackyn Jones - DoyleAg & Natural Resources Extension Agent – Tarrant CountySecretary
Clay BebeeBebee Ranch ConsultantsMember
Elizabeth BroganTexas BriagdesMember
Chad Druen-MillerMember
Leanne LyerlyNatural Resource ProfessionalMember
Jeff PetterResource and Land ManagementMember
Kevin PrzilasMerck Animal HealthMember