Land Report 100

Anne Marion: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 42 Anne Marion 275,000 acres A Missouri native, Samuel Burk Burnett (1849–1922) arrived in Texas at age 10; by 19, he was on his own, buying 100 head of cattle that wore the 6666 brand. He soon sold the

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Lee Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 42 Lee Family 275,000 acres After World War I, a doughboy named Floyd Lee (1895 – 1987) began working as a hand on the Fernandez Ranch in Cibola County, New Mexico. By the time of his death decades later,

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Killam Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 41 Killam Family 277,000 acres This Laredo family’s ranching history dates to 1920 when O.W. Killam, a successful businessman and former state senator, left Oklahoma and set out in search of black gold in South Texas. He found it.

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Kokernot Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 40 Kokernot Heirs 278,000 acres Among the most storied ranches in Far West Texas, the family’s o6 brand was first registered in Texas in 1837. John Kokernot bought it in 1872. He and his brother Lee then began grazing

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

Fasken Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 39 Fasken Family 279,000 acres (Up 19,000 acres) Headquartered in the heart of the oil-rich Permian Basin, four generations of this Midland family have shepherded Fasken Oil & Ranch, one of the largest private energy companies in Texas. The

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Collier Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 38 Collier Family 280,000 acres The heirs of Barron Collier remain among Florida’s largest landowners, lending their name to a Gulf Coast county that encompasses the northern edge of Everglades National Park as well as the city of Naples.

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Mike Smith: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 37 Mike Smith 283,500 acres Based in Amarillo, Smith and his family own acreage around the Texas Panhandle plus additional land from Waco to Eastern New Mexico. Smith devotes most of his holdings to cattle. The varied terrain he

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Bass Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 36 Bass Family 285,000 acres The four great-nephews of legendary Texas wildcatter Sid Richardson invest in an array of enterprises, including cattle ranching as well as oil and gas. Still deeply rooted in their hometown of Fort Worth, brothers

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Llano Partners: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 35 Llano Partners 295,000 acres While maintaining farming, ranching, and feedlot operations in Texas, New Mexico, and Florida, G. Hughes Abell also oversees his family’s private investments in timber, oil and gas, and commercial real estate. De Louisiana native

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Shannon Kizer: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 34 Shannon Kizer 302,000 acres Kizer turned down a basketball scholarship and instead bought himself a John Deere 8820 combine. At 20, he bought his first ranch – some 3,000 acres outside of Lingo, New Mexico – and has

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Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, Colorado, Farming, Feature, Land Report 100, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Southwest, Texas, West

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