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The BarWD Ranch Institute for Ranch Management recognizes that there are significant barriers to beginner ranchers such as land and capital, but the greatest barrier may also be an appropriate education.

At BarWD, we believe ranching is a subject best learned in a hands on approach, rather than the customary textbook method. Not only will we provide the ranching fundamentals needed to ensure success in today’s fast paced global economy, but we will also offer our 2,000+ acres of pristine land, livestock and plenty of memorable moments.

BarWD Educational Opportunities:

  • Summer internships for College students

  • Prospective ranchers

  • Ranchers interested in additional educational opportunities

  • Military veterans/Transitioning service members

  • Interested individuals/groups 

Recommend months to visit & learn:

May: calving

June: calving/branding

July: calving, branding & breeding

What you can expect to learn at BarWD:

  • Accounting

  • Record Keeping

  • Management Intensive Grazing

  • Irrigation

  • Pest Management

  • Cattle Handling

  • Artificial Insemination

  • Horsemanship 

  • Calving

  • Vaccinating 

  • Branding

  • Heavy Machinery

  • Stocking Rate Calculations

  • Nutrition

  • Time Management and Planning

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