November 30, 2023, Cheyenne Wyoming– The REALTORS® Land Institute proudly announced that Jeff Garrett, #1 Properties Ranch and Recreation of Cheyenne, Wyoming has officially joined the ranks of those holding the elite Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation on November 27, 2023. The REALTORS® Land Institute provides the expertise, camaraderie, and resources that are the foundation for all land real estate professionals to become the best in the business.
Garrett is now among the most dedicated land professionals from around the globe, joining an elite group of over 500 land specialists who hold the designation across the globe. In addition to subscribing to the REALTORS® Code of Ethics, ALCs support the high standards of conduct and experience that directly relate to their specialty. As an ALC, Garrett has access to the best industry knowledge, an unprecedented network of fellow land professionals, and a variety of resources to help best serve his clients.
Through RLI’s Land University (LANDU), he will gain expertise through an unparalleled land real estate education program that offers top-notch educational courses and webinars for land professionals. Land is a unique real estate specialty that requires the kind of specialized professional education which can be found at LANDU of the REALTORS® Land Institute. This depth of knowledge translates into the highest level of service to clients, ensuring they receive the best services in the business when buying, selling, managing, or investing in a property.
The REALTORS® Land Institute confers the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation only to its members who meet the rigorous knowledge and experience requirements. The ALC Designation is recognized throughout the industry as the pinnacle of achievement for land real estate professionals.
As we gather around our tables laden with turkey or prime rib, stuffing, and all the fixings, it's easy to get lost in the excitement of Thanksgiving festivities. However, amidst the joy and abundance, it's crucial to take a moment to reflect on the unsung heroes behind our bountiful harvest – the farmers and Ranchers. This Thanksgiving, let's express our gratitude to the hardworking individuals who toil day in and day out to bring the food to our tables.
Thanksgiving is a celebration deeply rooted in the harvest season, a time when farmers reap the fruits of their labor. From the golden fields of wheat to the sprawling orchards of apples, every ingredient that graces our holiday feasts owes its existence to the dedication and hard work of farmers. Behind the scenes, farmers face numerous challenges to ensure a successful harvest. They battle unpredictable weather, pests, and market fluctuations, all while working long hours under the sun. The agricultural industry is the backbone of our food supply, and it's the resilience and commitment of farmers that make our Thanksgiving traditions possible. This year, let's make it a point to extend our thanks beyond the dinner table and into the heart of the agricultural community.
Support Local Farmers: One of the most impactful ways to show gratitude is by supporting local farmers. Visit farmers' markets, purchase produce directly from local farms, and choose products that bear the "local" label. Your support not only sustains the farming community but also strengthens the connection between consumers and those who grow their food.
Educate Others: Spread awareness about the importance of agriculture and the challenges farmers face. Take the opportunity to share information about sustainable farming practices and the benefits of supporting local agriculture. The more people understand the effort that goes into food production, the more they will appreciate the role of farmers.
Send Personal Thank-You Notes: Take a moment to write a heartfelt thank-you note to a local farmer or farming community. Express your appreciation for their hard work and dedication. In an era dominated by digital communication, a handwritten note can carry significant meaning and make a lasting impression.
Volunteer or Contribute: Consider volunteering at a local farm or ranch or participating in community programs that support agriculture. Whether it's helping with harvest, participating in a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program, or contributing to agricultural initiatives, your involvement can make a positive impact.
This Thanksgiving, as we savor the delicious flavors on our plates, let's not forget the hands that cultivated the crops and nurtured the land. Expressing gratitude to our farmers is not just a gesture of kindness; it's an acknowledgment of the essential role they play in shaping our holiday celebrations and sustaining our communities. As we give thanks for the abundance before us, let's also extend our appreciation to the farmers and ranchers who work tirelessly to make our Thanksgiving feasts possible.
Greetings, fellow outdoor enthusiasts! As someone deeply rooted in the hunting and recreational lifestyle, with a rich history in Wyoming, I understand the importance of trail cameras in maximizing your hunting and property management experience. In this blog post, I'll share 4-5 essential best practices for setting up trail cameras on farm, ranch, ag, recreational, and hunting properties.
Choosing the right location for your trail camera is crucial for capturing valuable insights into wildlife activity. Opt for areas with natural funnels, such as game trails, water sources, or feeding areas. This ensures a higher likelihood of capturing the diverse wildlife that frequents your property. Be mindful of prevailing wind directions and choose sites that minimize false triggers caused by vegetation movement
Placement of Camera:
Strategic camera placement is key to obtaining clear and informative footage. Mount cameras at chest height for optimal image capture, and consider the angle of the sun to avoid glare. Angle the camera slightly downward to maximize the detection zone and reduce the chance of false triggers. Additionally, ensure the camera is well-hidden to minimize the risk of theft or disturbance.
Camera Settings, Options, Accessories:
Understanding your trail camera's settings and utilizing available options and accessories can significantly enhance its performance. Adjust settings based on the target wildlife and environmental conditions. Experiment with burst modes, time-lapse features, and infrared settings to capture diverse scenarios. Explore accessories like tree mounts and security boxes for added protection.
Ethical Practices and Legal Considerations:
Responsible use of trail cameras is essential to maintain a positive relationship with fellow hunters and landowners. Always obtain permission before placing cameras on private property, and respect the privacy of others. Be aware of local regulations and hunting laws regarding the use of trail cameras, including any restrictions on baiting or artificial attractants.
Mastering the art of trail camera setup is a game-changer for anyone invested in hunting and recreational property management. By following these best practices, you'll not only enhance your wildlife observation but also contribute to sustainable and ethical land use.