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I've decided a Ranching For Profit school can only do me good, now and later.


From time to time on this blog I have spoken of David Pratt and the Ranching for Profit Schools run by his consulting firm, Ranch Management Consultants, Inc. After attending a half-day seminar with Pratt about a month ago in Helena, Montana, I decided it was time I quit just talking about it and take action by attending one of these schools.

So, in mid –January I will attend my first-ever Ranching for Profit school in Billings, Montana. I am thoroughly excited to attend this week-long crash course that will give me a more in-depth understanding of the economics and financial principles essential to running a profitable and sustainable ranching operation.

I have heard nothing but good about these schools from anyone I have ever interviewed or talked to about them. For sure, two common themes ring true in every conversation I've had about the Ranching for Profit program.

  • It has the power to shift personal paradigms.
  • It is usually a life-changing experience.

While I do not currently own or manage a ranch, I have personal goals of doing so one day. I am confident that attending a Ranching for Profit is going to give me a leg up in the pursuit of this goal. When I finally do reach that point where I am ready and able, I will be better prepared and more profitable from the start than would be someone starting without the knowledge I gain from the school.

If you are interested in attending one of Pratt's Ranching for Profit schools, there are still some spots open in some of the 2014 schools. While the Colorado Springs and the Billings schools in January are full, openings still remain in the Fort Worth, Texas, school May 4-10 and another scheduled for July 20-26 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

To learn more about Ranching for Profit head over to their website at

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