Educating tomorrow's leaders in ranch management, today. NM Youth Ranch Management Camp

Summer 2020 Date TBD

Going to camp was a life-changing experience for NM Youth Ranch Management Camp youth. They didn't participate in recreational activities and crafts, but received college-level instruction in managing a ranch.During New Mexico Youth Ranch Management Camp, high school-age students will be introduced to the many aspects of running a ranch, from financial statements and marketing strategies to producing quality beef and managing natural resources and wildlife. College-level hands-on curriculum provided participants with information to develop a ranch management plan for a scenario similar to the host ranch.

The collaboration between Extension specialists, County Extension agents and members of the ranching industry provides an opportunity for youth to learn about the many aspects of ranching.

For the fourth time in seven years, the camp was held on the CS Cattle Company's 130,000-acre ranch at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range near Cimarron, New Mexico.

More than 200 youth who have participated in past ranch camps gain a greater appreciation of the science and opportunities in agriculture. It is also a win-win for our aging agricultural industry with more young people having interest in going into this type of work.