Top Hand Awards

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A TOP HAND on any operation is a vital spoke that makes a strong wheel for any successful ranching operation. Each day at NM Youth Ranch Management Camp, committee members and presenters recognized an individual camp participant who demonstrated the key traits of a Top Hand: respectful to others and surroundings, hardworking, and attentive to details and discussion. Top Hands were awarded custom buckles from Maynard Buckles in Thoreau, New Mexico.

Top Hands were Lily Woodall, Dona Ana County (BEEF Day), Mason Grau, Curry County (Marketing Day), Anissa Castro, San Juan County (Wildlife Day), Bryce Bitsie, Bernalillo County (Range Day).

Committee members also awarded Honorable Mention to Logan Klump, Hidalgo County; Lauren Wilder, Bernalillo County; Tayler Anaya, Torrance County; Jose Luis Archuleta, Rio Arriba County; Cooper Davis, Curry County and Hanna Jameson, Otero County. Award recipients received an engraved knife from Moore Maker, Inc.