We are determined to educate leaders who will make a positive difference in ranching, and ensure that our hard earned heritage is not lost.










Rancher Learning Opportunities

11th Annual Holt Cat® Symposium on Excellence in Ranch Management

Sustainability: What it Means to the Beef Industry and Your Future
October 23-24, 2014


Join us at the 11th Annual Holt Cat® Symposium on Excellence in Ranch Management as the nation's leading experts discuss sustainable beef production. Sustainability has recently become important to consumers and retailers, and therefore is one that every sector of the beef industry should be educated about. During the two-day program, you will hear from retailers and others in the supply chain that will tell us what consumers want. Presentations from individuals outside of the U.S. beef industry will also offer insight into how they have successfully addressed sustainability. Learn more, view the agenda, and register here.


B.K. "Kley" Johnson Lectureship on Current Ranching Issues: Human Resource Management

Lectureship Full-Registration Closed

September 19-20, 2014


This year, our lectureship on current ranching issue will focus on managing the people in the ranching business including leadership, supervision, coaching and hiring. This lectueship will include training in the concepts of workforce planning. It is designed to build the skill-set of ranch managers so they can plan for, understand, and successfully lead current and future employees of the ranch. Learn more about this lectureship here.


10-Year Impact Report

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It is with great pride that the King Ranch® Institute for Ranch Management presents our 10-Year Impact Report. Since KRIRM was established in 2003, the institute has proven to be a leader in educating the next generation of ranch managers. It is because of this success, that we want to illustrate our accomplishments to date. This report is intended to showcase our unique master's program, its students and donors, and the positive impact our outreach programs have made to the ranching industry. Download the impact report here.


Impact Report

Agricultural White Paper

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Agricultural Water: Protecting the Future of Our Nation

On May 1 and 2, 2012, a group of concerned agricultural land owners assembled to discuss a single topic, "Water Strategy." The meeting was intended to identify water issues facing the agricultural industry and the current state of water policy. Deliberations quickly turned to strategies needed to prioritize adequate water supplies for all users. It was agreed that agricultural leaders must join with other water stewards to address water supply and management strategies. The goal of this paper is to guide policy discussions and help our nation. Our nation needs agriculture and agriculture needs water. Download the full agricultural white paper here. Download the executive summary here.


White Paper