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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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Posted in Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

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

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

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

Collins Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 33 Collins Family 311,400 acres Founded in Pennsylvania in 1855 by a 24-year-old railroad engineer named Truman “T.D.” Collins, the family enterprise now includes forestland in the Northeast and the Pacific Northwest. Some 119,000 acres of the Collins’ acreage

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Timber

Holding Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 28 Holding Family 400,000 acres Robert Earl Holding’s heirs own Wyoming-based Sinclair Oil and Gas, which the late patriarch purchased in 1976. The following year, Holding acquired Idaho’s Sun Valley Resort, one of the last family-owned ski resorts in

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, Public Land, Recreation, Utah, West, Wyoming

McDonald Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 24 McDonald Family 474,000 acres (up 64,000 acres) Based in the Birmingham suburb of Mountain Brook, this Alabama family concentrates the vast majority of their holdings (some 300,000-plus acres) in Maine via Great Northwoods LLC. The McDonalds also own

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Posted in Alabama, Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, Maine, Minerals, Northeast, Residential Property, South, Timber

D.R. Horton: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 23 D.R. Horton 503,000 acres Donald Horton founded and chairs the country’s largest new home builder, D.R. Horton, which is based in Fort Worth. In his spare time, Horton acquires ranches in the desert Southwest. Most recently, Horton added

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, Land Report 100, New Mexico, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas

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