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 19 – 23, 2021
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

8th Battalion

2020 Top Herd


2020 College Scholarship Recipients

Cole Rappolee – $4,000

Camry Mangum – $2,000

Madeline Brogan – $1,000

Keely Mikolajchak – $1,000

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

2020 Ranch Brigade Early Bird Reward

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THANK YOU Ranch Brigade Donors and Supporters!

Ranch Brigade Committee

Zack AllenLazy 8 Ranches
Clay BebeeBebee Ranch Consultants
Matt BrockmanFort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Elizabeth BroganGraduate Student Tarleton State University
Chad Druen-MillerStewards of the Land
Amanda DyerBig Bend Trailers
Chris FarleyTCU Ranch Management
Sherry FlowCowgirl Museum
Jackyn Jones - DoyleAg & Natural Resources Extension Agent – Tarrant County
Steve NelleUSDA - NRCS Retired
Jeff PetterResource & Land Management, Inc.
Kevin PrzilasMerck
Liz RuddAg & Natural Resources Extension Agent – Dallas County
Jon TaggartBurgundy Pasture Beef
Ben TaggartBurgundy Pasture Beef