New Film, Farmers for America, Aims to Celebrate and Inspire the Next Generation of Rural Producers
An Exclusive Interview with Filmmaker Graham Meriwether
Ahead of the national premiere of Farmers for America, host Lem Lewis, The Ranch Broker, interviews filmmaker Graham Meriwether about the documentary that aims to celebrate and inspire the next generation of American farmers and ranchers.
Some of the Finest Bourbons in the World
Come from a Ranch in Tiny Hye, Texas
There is so much to boast about for those of us blessed to live in Texas. Garrison Brothers’ Texas straight bourbon whiskey is like icing on the cake.
Made from pure Texas-grown organic cereal grains, combined with our nutrient-rich rainwater, Garrison Brothers bourbons are among the very best to be found anywhere in the world.
On this edition of RANCHCAST with LEM LEWIS, our host and certified whiskey sommelier Lem Lewis travels to Hye to visit with founder and proprietor Dan Garrison.
Dr. Matt Wagner Offers a Master Class in
Wildlife Conservation and Range Management
My guest on this episode, Dr. Matt Wagner, is someone who I know enjoys the outdoors as much as I do.
Dr. Wagner is the definitive expert on wildlife conservation, range land management, and the Texas laws and policies governing them. I could invite him on every episode of this show and I know that I’d never grow tired of hearing what he has to say.
Dr. Wagner spent 28 years with the Wildlife Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, most recently as Deputy Director. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Biology Department at Texas State University, where he teaches Wildlife Law and Policy. He also works under contract as a project administer with the Wildlife Management Institute, which has supported game management, biological diversity, and ecology since its founding in 1911.
Exposing Pecksniffery and
Debunking Common Food Myths
Last year, I attended The Wizard Academy’s Reputation Tool Chest workshop taught by award-winning business journalist, Dean Rotbart.
Dean is the host of Monday Morning Radio, a popular business-to-business podcast that in 2016 alone attracted more than a quarter-million listeners. With Dean’s help, I launched RANCHCAST with LEM LEWIS earlier this year, and I’m pleased that Dean continues to work with me to build our RANCHCAST audience and ensure the quality of our episodes.
This week Dean and I share hosting duties – combining our two audiences for a very special interview. Our guest is Michele Payn, a nationally recognized influencer in the large, growing, and very successful farm-to-table movement.
What’s Old Is New Again:
Disruptive Ranching and Farming
The Ficke Family has been ranching and running a livestock operation in Pleasant Dale, Nebraska since 1888.
Today, Del Ficke and the Ficke Cattle Company are role models for successful, holistically-managed, independently owned, profitable rural producers.
On this edition of RANCHCAST with LEM LEWIS, Del shares his disruptive techniques for making ranching and farming both more profitable and more satisfying. Better still, Del is showing rural producers how to manage their land so that their children and grandchildren will be incentivized to stay at home or return there.
Authenticity is the Secret to Richard Lynch’s
Success as a Country Music Singer/Songwriter
My guest this week is a farmer, a barn builder, a philanthropist, and a patriot.
But to his legions of fans, country music artist Richard Lynch, a member of the Independent Country Music Hall of Fame, is a:
Raised a City Kid, Inventor & CEO Paul Francis Shares His Love of Ranching
Paul Francis is best known as the inventor of a technology that allows orbiting astronauts on the International Space Station to stay fit in the weightless environment. His resistive exercise device has been used by more than 50 space travelers.
Prominent Ranch Economist Forecasts Muted Texas Rural Land Price Increases in 2017
Ranch land prices should continue to rise in 2017, although not as rapidly as they did in the robust years of 2014 and 2015.
That is the assessment of one of the nation’s leading ranch economists, Dr. Charles E. Gilliland, who recently shared his full analysis with Lem Lewis, host of the RANCHCAST with LEM LEWIS podcast.
Dr. Gilliland is a professor in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University and a research economist – specializing in rural land and property taxes – at the university’s Real Estate Center. Lem Lewis, well-known as “The Ranch Broker,” is a fourth-generation Texas rancher whose full-service brokerage company serves both land buyers and sellers, concentrating on the Texas Hill Country, South Texas, and West Texas.
More than oil prices and interest rates, Dr. Gilliland explains in his interview with RANCHCAST that ranch land values in Texas are tied to population, job, and wage growth.
Photo: Dr. Charles E. Gilliland, Texas A&M Univeristy
Interview Conducted: October 13, 2016
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