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Land Report 2014 Legacy Landowners: Katharine Armstrong & Ben Love

BY ERIC O’KEEFE PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUSTAV SCHMIEGE III PUBLISHED SPRING 2015 Don’t be fooled by the desolate setting. Although Persimmon Gap Ranch is miles from its nearest neighbor, the amount of scintillating conversation one encounters in the company of our 2014

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Gustav Schmiege, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water

Job Growth in Agriculture Sector Outpaces Graduates

Each year an average of 57,900 job openings are created in agriculture and renewable natural resources, yet only 35,400 college degrees in agricultural-related fields are awarded in the U.S. This leaves a shortfall of 22,500 positions. According to the USDA,

Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Cattle, Colorado, Connecticut, Conservation, Delaware, Farming, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Midwest, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, News Desk, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northeast, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pacific, Pennsylvania, Public Land, Rhode Island, South, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Timber, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Water, West, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Rockefeller Scion Celebrates 100th Birthday with 1,000-acre Donation

David Rockefeller is celebrating his centennial by donating 1,000 acres of fields, streams, and freshwater ponds in Maine to the Mount Desert Island & Garden Preserve. “This magnificent state and its wonderful residents have been such an integral part of

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Posted in Conservation, Maine, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation

Land Report June 2015 Newsletter

The Magazine’s fifth annual survey of land brokerages nationwide headlines our June Newsletter. More than 100 brokerages participated, a record for The Magazine of the American Landowner. Other top stories include: David Rockefeller’s 1,000-acre donation of prime property in Maine The acquisition

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Conservation, Equestrian, Federal Policy, Maine, News Desk, Newsletter, Public Land, Residential Property

BLM, Forest Service Release Plans for Sage-Grouse Habitat

Land management plans to affect public lands in 10 Western states. The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service released final environmental reviews for proposed land use plans to conserve greater sage-grouse habitat and support sustainable economic development

Posted in Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Hunting, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Utah, West, Wyoming

Land Report 2014 Deal of the Year: Powderhorn Ranch

Years of patience and persistence pay off, thanks to a multi-partner coalition and a gracious steward. Last August, a decades-long endeavor finally bore fruit when a multi-partner coalition announced the acquisition of Texas’s 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch. For over a century,

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

Conservation Easement to Protect South Kona Forestland

The land, located in the Kaawaloa Forest between 2,300 and 4,300 feet in elevation, is rare native wet forest with a diversity of indigenous plants, trees, and birds, says Greg Hendrickson, real property administrator for the Pace family, which owns

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Hawaii, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land

2013 Land Report Best Brokerage: Whitetail Properties Real Estate

Whitetail Properties Real Estate www.whitetailproperties.com (217) 285-9000 2013 Sales: $300- $500 Million Who: Founded in 2007 for the sole purpose of bringing together buyers and sellers of hunting, ranchland, and farmland. This real estate company averages a farm or ranch

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, Ohio, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property

Pristine Haven Preserved

A multipartner coalition acquires the 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch for $37.7 million. On Aug. 21, 2014, a multipartner coalition announced the purchase of the 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch in Calhoun County. At $37.7 million, it is the largest dollar amount ever raised

Posted in Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

Reduced! Colorado’s Bear Wallow Ranch

The 2,600-acre Western Colorado landmark, which was originally listed for $37 million, has been lowered to $29.9 million. Conveniently situated off of Interstate 70 west of Glenwood Springs and just 15 minutes to Rifle/Garfield County Airport, this end-of-the-road tract features

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Feature, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Water, West

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