Sustainable Ranch Resource Management

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth Educator
Funds awarded in 2010: $2,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2012
Region: North Central
State: Nebraska
Project Manager:
Patrick Morgan
Loup County Ag ED

Annual Reports


Not commodity specific


  • Animal Production: range improvement, grazing - rotational, stocking rate, watering systems
  • Education and Training: youth education
  • Natural Resources/Environment: wildlife

    Proposal abstract:

    Sustainable Ranch Resource Management would be an opportunity for students to learn how to utilize all the available resources and different techniques they could use to create a sustainable ranch. This project would review Range Management, specifically identifying grass and forbs species, and what they can mean in reference to the land quality; Wildlife Management and how to maximize desirable species, market their production, and manage wildlife to maximize their potential; Grazing Management showing different styles and application that can maximize production, and different styles and applications that can maximize wildlife production. To achieve Range Management we will utilize the Range Management: Principles and Practices book, also have live field applications of range identification and problem solutions. To achieve Wildlife Management we will meet with local Outfitters, use the Wildlife Ecology and Management book to learn alternative styles of management, and understand how to “keep and cull” desired animals. To achieve Grazing Management, we will meet with various producers and learn what works on their operations and use the Range Management: Principles and Practices book to learn more grazing requirements.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.