Ranch Investors Podcast

Ranch Investors

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a Ranch Investor? We give unique insider-perspective to local and regional markets, as well as processes and procedures that prospective investors may take to accomplish their goals of becoming an investor, giving specific tools and aspects used to analyze ranch values and markets. Due-diligence, asset analysis, risk management, identifying opportunity, deal-flow, and transaction process are a few of the mentioned areas of topic. We interview industry experts and share our knowledge on how to invest in and manage your own ranching operation.

Insider Knowledge - Roger Jacobs of Premier Land Company
Jul 10 2021
Insider Knowledge - Roger Jacobs of Premier Land Company
“When we started, we were hoping to do $15,000,000 per year in ranch sales.We are doing several deals a year of that size alone now.”Roger “Jake” Jacobs gives us his 30+ years of experience in auctioneering and ranch brokering.As a buyer, seller, investor, or aspiring ranch broker, would you like to know what went into that level of success and how you can apply his experience to your own objectives?This is the closest you will come to Insider Knowledge about the ranch brokerage business.Roger Jacobs has been a licensed auctioneer since 1975 and a licensed real estate professional since 1985, when he joined Pat Pat Land Company which was later named Premier Intermountain Properties, and now is known as Premier Land Company.Roger was born and raised on a farm/ranch in Southwest North Dakota and graduated from North Dakota State University with a B.S. Degree in Animal Science. Roger worked as a regional manager for the American Angus Association and Angus Journal from 1977 to 1983 at which time he and his wife Sandy started Jacobs Livestock Sales inc., a purebred livestock auction company that sells 100 plus sales a year in ten to twenty states. Roger’s agricultural background, extensive travels and large network of clients in the auction business have been a great asset in the real estate business.Roger and Sandy have three grown children and seven grandchildren. Roger enjoys spending time with family, cooking, gardening and the outdoors. His outdoor pursuits include bird hunting with his English Setter & Black lab, big game hunting and fishing.
Episode 7 - Tokenized Ranch Investing - Sean Puckett
May 29 2021
Episode 7 - Tokenized Ranch Investing - Sean Puckett
Blockchain, NFTs, Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, Tokenized Investing… What does this all mean for ranch investing?Tune in to hear our thought-leader, Certified Financial Advisor, and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Sean Puckett try to tell us old cowboys where the technology age is taking us.Sean started his financial career as a National Bank Regulator with the United States Treasury.  During that time, he was responsible for conducting examinations of community and mid-sized banks ($10-$50 billion) including capital markets reviews to ensure compliance with the roll-out of the Dodd-Frank Act. Upon leaving the Treasury he became the Chief Investment Officer for a Boutique High-Net-Worth investment firm in Scottsdale, AZ.  As the CIO Sean was responsible for the development and execution of customized Investment Strategies for High and Ultra High-Net-Worth Families.  Sean started NextGen as a B2B company to deliver tailored Wealth Management solutions and Investment Strategies to Registered Investment Advisors primarily serving sophisticated investors and families.  Sean holds the CFA® and CAIA® charters and graduated with honors from the University of Montana, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Finance major.  He currently resides in Compound’s Headquarter city of Helena, Montana with his wife Morgan and two daughters, Carter and Emmalina. Learn more on his website at nextgenpw.com
Episode 5 - Change is the only constant
May 1 2021
Episode 5 - Change is the only constant
How do we navigate the gentrification of western lands and communities? What impact does this have on the culture of rural communities? We hear from one of the most experienced conservation easement appraisers in the nation. Mrs. Bennett also has a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology.Kim Bennett has lived in, watched, and experienced the 30-year transition from close-knit, farmer-supported, multi-generational communities to absentee-owned, recreational, and tourist-based economies. What effect does this have on the legacy and identity of these agricultural areas? What personal values (and land values) are changing with the attrition of “locals” seeking “economic refuge?”Tune in to hear quite possibly the deepest discussion we have had on the podcast.Kim is the President and founder of Terra Western Associates and as of 2020 is celebrating 36 years as a rural land appraiser. She began her appraisal career at Security Pacific Bank in Visalia, CA as a dairy specialist. She was then associated with Sierra Western Agricultural Services, Inc. for seven years in Exeter, CA. In 1991 Kim moved to Montana to start a family and has been appraising rural properties in Montana and Wyoming for the past 29 years. She has performed a wide variety of rural appraisal assignments including ranches of all sizes, dairies, farms, USFS inholdings, and recreational properties. Kim has over 25 years of experience performing Yellow Book (UASFLA) appraisals. She also has 22 years of experience in the appraisal of conservation easements. Kim is certified general in Montana and Wyoming. Kim has been a licensed Montana real estate sales agent since 1999. Kim received her doctorate in Depth Psychology in 2014.
Episode 4 - Do I really need a professional ranch manager?
Apr 17 2021
Episode 4 - Do I really need a professional ranch manager?
With over 30 years of experience as an Accredited Farm Manager who has professionally administered some of the largest and most diverse farms and ranches in the US, hear what actually goes in to being a professional farm/ranch manager and why this should be deemed as an investment or an asset, rather than an expense from this week's guest Jerome Chvilicek.Many ranch investors believe this position is superfluous or redundancy, however, if your goal is ROI, wouldn’t you consider your investment in a professional farm/ranch manager as a way to reduce risk, cut costs, and improve yield as well as asset appreciation if they are providing 3X the annualized economic value to what they cost?If you are questioning the value of professional ranch management, start with the best and hear it directly from the horse’s mouth here.Jerome joined the Hall and Hall Management Group in 1989 and became a principal of the firm in 1995. He was raised on a Montana dryland farm focused on wheat and barley production with cow calf production as a secondary enterprise. With his agricultural background and coupled with his B.S. in Agricultural Business (Montana State University) and M.A. in Agricultural Economics (Washington State University), he has specific expertise managing larger producing properties. Jerome realizes that effective communication is the first step in successfully managing properties and strives to develop long term relationships with clients. His primary recreational activities are upland bird hunting behind his black lab and participating in his kid’s extracurricular activities.