Ranch Consulting Enabling Sustainable Ranch Success
Well, it has been just a year since we stepped away from Padlock Ranch leadership and began our own venture as AgWin Group. Social media has picked up that it was AgWin’s first anniversary and many have commented about it. First, how did we come up with the name AgWin? If you have been around Wayne at all, you know that he is bullish on agriculture. We have had a great past and the future is very bright.
The second question has been, “Are you bored since leaving Padlock?” NO! It was very hard for Wayne to leave his position as CEO of Padlock. Padlock is one of the great organizations in the United States, but the time had come for younger leadership. Our schedule has been full this year. In addition to making two trips to Oregon, we spent Thanksgiving in Overland Park with the Ames family. We also spent time in New Mexico last October and I attended my 50th high school reunion. As a member of the NCBA board, we have attended the winter and summer board meetings. After the winter meeting, we spent time in the Texas hill country with friends. January through March, we used Mesa, AZ, as a base and flew out of there to meetings.
Wayne has been fortunate to be asked to speak on several occasions. Those include; North America Meat Association in Charleston, KRIRM symposium in Kingsville, Wyoming Stockgrowers (summer and fall), Montana Grazing Conference, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, Farm Journal Cowboy College (Denver) and coming up, Wayne will speak in Missouri, Montana and at the Range Beef Cow Symposium. In addition to speaking, Wayne has served on Drover’s advisory board and has written articles for the magazine.
We coordinated the second annual Ranch Sustainability Forum at Sheridan College last May. It was a great success with good speakers and good attendance from seven states.
AgWin is serving clients in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. We enjoy spending time on our client’s ranches. It has been a fun and rewarding experience thus far. We know that God has blessed us in this new adventure.