Vol 15 • No 6
On The Cover:
A wonderful fall ranch image by a true master
of photography, Chris Dickinson @cdphotog.
52 ‘SOMEDAY’ PLANS
How two innovative hard-working Nebraska
brothers and their amazing families turned a
cowboy dream into reality.
By Troy Smith
58 MARVELOUS MARKETING
Northern California ranchers explore a
popular partnership that can pay top
dollar for the super-sustainable way they
match their cattle to the environment.
By Melissa Hemken
64 CARBON NEGATIVE COWS
Find out how Ecosystem Services Marketing
Consortium (ESMC) helps ranchers recover
some costs for increasing soil carbon storage,
reducing greenhouse gases & conserving and
improving water quality.
By Robert Fears
44 RANCHER’S JOURNAL:
APRIL IN ALBERTA
Great-grandfather would be proud of
how far the family has come from the
day when his original cows rubbed down
his sod shack on the Canadian prairie.
By Danielle Toews
42 STATE BY STATE – NORTH DAKOTA
By Kacy Atkinson
70 USDA BEEF GRADING SYSTEMS
If you don’t know how these work
now, you will after you read this.
By Jaclyn Krymowski
74 TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE
Ranchers and the US Forest Service see double
the reward when tracking changes on grazing
By Julia McCarthy
NEBRASKALAND MAGAZINE/NEBRASKA CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF
GAME AND PARKS COMMISSION
4 I WORKING RANCH I NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2020