Ranch Management PlanTeam Competition & Awards
Camp participants were challenged with a rigorous program for five full days and never seemed to weaken.
To put all of the passion, logical thinking and brainpower to good use, youth were divided into five teams that developed ranch management plans for the CS Ranch. The plans were presented to a panel of judges including Jerry Hawkes, Department Head, Extension Animal Sciences & Natural Resources, NM State University; Jeff Bilberry, Singleton Ranches; Brandon Blakney, CS Ranch; as well as audience members including dignitary and parents.
Everyone grew from this phenomenal experience, adults included. These young people met every challenge thrown at them, head-on. They demonstrated their unique leadership abilities, team skills and definitely got out of their comfort zones. Most amazing, they expressed their genuine appreciation and respect for humanity, livestock and the land. If these young people are a demonstration of what is in store for our industry, the future looks bright.
Winning team members were Cooper Autrey of Willard, Hayden Randall of Taos, Clara Maxam of Corrales, Raquel Weatherley of Las Cruces, and Spring Flowers of Mosquero.
Second place team members were Michael Purdy of San Juan, Ben Sanchez of Cuba, Brooke Wade of Rio Rancho, Jaquelynn Chavez of Albuquerque, Kyler Bowerman of Hope, and Robert Guerrero of Anthony.
Ranch Management Plan Presentations
1st Place Team: Cimarron Cattle Co.
Team Members: Cooper Autrey, Spring Flowers, Clara Maxam, Hayden Randall, Clara Maxam, Raquel Weatherley.
2nd Place Team: NM Beef Company
Team Members: Kyler Bowerman, Jaquelynn Chavez, Robert Guerrero, Michael Purdy, Ben Sanchez, Brooke Wade.
Ace of Diamonds Ranch
Team Members: Austin Beard, Contessa Cain, Miranda Cisneros, Ian Czmyrid, Harrison James, Sam Jameson.
Team Members: Hettar Best, Wyatt Bishop, Tristine Henio, Miguel Romero, Kalei Towner
The Rocking BBW
Team Members: Lawrence Armenta, Maeve Brown, Ben Goebel, Richard Powdrell, Koler Seaton.