Ranch Management Plan
Team 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.

1st Place Team
1st Place ranch plan team
Jack Blandford, Cooper Autrey, Hayden Randall, Clara Maxam, Raquel Weatherley, Spring Flowers, Patrick Torres.
2nd Place Team
2nd Place Team
Patrick Torres, Michael Purdy, Ben Sanchez, Brooke Wade, Jaquelynn Chavez, Kyler Bowerman, Robert Guerrero, Jack Blandford.

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

  • Ace of Diamonds Ranch
    Team Members: Austin Beard, Contessa Cain, Miranda Cisneros, Ian Czmyrid, Harrison James, Sam Jameson.
  • Cadillac Ranch
    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.