Land Report 100

Martin Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 18 Martin Family 570,000 acres Descendants of Roy Martin Sr. (1890–1973) still lead the family business, which operates in 32 parishes and owns 150,000 acres of bottomland hardwoods in addition to pine and hardwood forest. Click here to see

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Posted in Feature, Land Report 100, Louisiana, South, Timber

O’Connor Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 17 O’Connor Heirs 587,000 acres (up 7,000 acres) Irish immigrant Thomas O’Connor, a.k.a. “The Texas Cattle King,” was awarded a 4,428-acre land grant in 1834 near present-day Victoria, and the family never looked back. The O’Connors still run cattle

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

Lykes Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 15 Lykes Heirs 615,000 acres In the decade following the Civil War, Dr. Howell Lykes shuttered his medical practice to oversee the family farm in Florida’s Hernando County. In 1900, Lykes and his seven sons incorporated Lykes Bros. Inc.

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Florida, Land Report 100, South, Southwest, Texas

Briscoe Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 14 Briscoe Family 640,000 acres (up 30,000 acres) Three generations of the Briscoe family have stewarded the 100,000-acre Catarina Ranch in South Texas, the epicenter of the family’s thriving cow-calf operation and the linchpin of Briscoe Ranch Company. Click

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

Wilks Brothers: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 13 Wilks Brothers 702,000 acres (up 30,000 acres) In 2011, Farris and Dan Wilks sold their 70 percent stake in Frac Tech Holdings for $3.5 billion to a group that included South Korea’s sovereign wealth fund. In addition to

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Posted in Feature, Hunting, Land Report 100, Montana, Recreation, Southwest, Texas, West

Ford Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 12 Ford Family 783,000 acres (up 158,000 acres) Kenneth Ford (1908–1997) started out with a single sawmill cobbled together with salvaged equipment near Roseburg, Oregon. This year, his heirs acquired their first land outside of the Pacific Northwest when

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Posted in Feature, Land Report 100, North Carolina, Northeast, Oregon, Pacific, Timber, Virginia

Pingree Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 10 Pingree Heirs 830,000 acres In addition to founding one of the country’s oldest timber empires, Salem shipping merchant David Pingree ranks as a forward-thinker on a par with Henry Ford and Bill Gates. In the early 1840s, Pingree

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, Maine, Northeast, Timber

King Ranch Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 9 King Ranch Heirs 911,215 acres On August 25, the costliest hurricane in American history made landfall near Rockport, Texas. King Ranch was spared, but Hurricane Harvey took a terrible toll. In the days that followed, an overwhelming number

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

Singleton Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 8 Singleton Family 1,100,000 acres Family patriarch Henry Singleton (1916–1999) bought the historic San Cristobal Ranch south of Santa Fe in 1986. It was the first of numerous ranch acquisitions by the Teledyne cofounder, who ultimately expanded his holdings

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Posted in Agriculture, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Land Report 100, New Mexico, Southwest

Brad Kelley: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 7 Brad Kelley 1,150,000 acres (up 150,000 acres) Kelley’s Calumet Farm continues its return to glory. Since acquiring it in 2013, the Kentucky native has been burnishing the reputation of the legendary breeding and training facility on the track

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Posted in Equestrian, Feature, Kentucky, Land Report 100, South
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