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June 5, 2020

It all started when Ken Bray was around 9 years old. That was the first time he competed in a rodeo. Bray grew up around cattle and the ranch lifestyle, as his father was in the cattle business. “We were horseback from the time we were little kids,” Bray said. “We just...

June 3, 2020

Congratulations to this month’s Farm and Ranch Family, the Kochs! In order for their ranch and irrigation company to be a success, everyone pitches in! Cody and Traci work alongside Cody’s parents, George and Karen, and two of their three kids, Wyatt (22) and Garrett (...

May 31, 2020

Congratulations to this month’s Farm and Ranch Family, the Parsleys! Jeff and Carrie have three children, Jordan (22), Emorie (18) and Cooper (16).  The Parsley’s are self-employed and have owned their business, Jeff Parsley Plant Farm, LLC since 2007. They also have a...

May 29, 2020

Congratulations to this month’s Farm and Ranch Family, the Smiths! In order for their business, Smith Cattle Company & Smith Livestock Transport, to be successful, Lyle and Jody work alongside their four children—Paige (18), Ansley (16), Will (14) and Walker (14). The...

May 26, 2020

Congratulations to this month’s Farm and Ranch Family, the Crews! Jack and Leslie work alongside their son, Sam (16), in order to make their family ranch and business a success. Their brand has been in Jack’s family for over 150 years and some of the land has been in L...

September 19, 2019

Congratulations to this month's McCoy's Farm and Ranch Family, the Overtons! Duane works alongside his dad, Neal, wife, Jodi, and two children, Cutter (17) and Neali (14), in order to make his family business, Overton Cattle Company, a success. The business is such a s...

April 26, 2019

Congratulations to this month’s Farm and Ranch Family, the Ohrts! Tommy and Sheila have two kids, Clint (17) and Amy (13), who work alongside Tommy to help make the ranch they live on such a success. Tommy works

as the ranch foreman for the Ruschhaupt and Son Ranch and...

November 20, 2018

Congratulations to the Whatakid of the month, Wyatt Bray! Competing in calf roping and team roping this eighteen-year-old senior cannot be stopped. “I love the challenges of the sport of rodeo. No matter how good you are, you can always get better,” Wyatt said....

April 10, 2018

Congratulations to the Whatakid of the month, Daniel Dunham! This eighteen-year-old senior competes in steer wrestling, team roping and calf roping. Steer wrestling is his favorite event because of the rush he gets every time he backs into the box. Daniel rides a dappl...

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