The Farm, Land & Ranch Blog

Investing in Timber

Veteran Land Broker Dick Ludington joined Fay Ranches in 2014, bringing his over 37 years of experience in timberland, conservation and recreational land transaction experience for public and private agencies to our team. Dick Ludington’s career in timberland investments started in 1977 subsequent to a large purchase in Georgia. His experience in timberland investment has involved the buying and selling of millions of acres from California to Panama.

Hug a Sportsman - It's Earth Day

Hug a Sportsman - It’s Earth Day

Internationally recognized “Earth Day” celebrated every April around the globe, arose from the environmental movement of the 1970’s. But from an outdoorsman and sportsman’s perspective, the conservation movement in the U.S. had already been well afoot nearly 100 years earlier in the late 1800’s and into the early 1900’s, championed by outdoorsmen and naturalists such as Theodore Roosevelt.

Who Stole My Barn?

Who steals a barn?  We have long known there is real estate value in addition to sentimental value in historic barns on ranches and country estates.  So valuable, people are now stealing them.  Savvy investors see the stewardship and thoughtful renovation of a historic barn as something meaningful to do and that adds real value to their farm, ranch or country estate.

Brandon – A 28,120 Acre Rockefeller Legacy Retreat in the Adirondack Park

Brandon epitomizes the Adirondack "Parks" established by the nation's successful industrialists in the early 1900s. Originally part of William Rockefeller's Bay Pond Estate, this New York Legacy Retreat was acquired by the Ross family of Delaware in 1939. The family has provided outstanding stewardship of land and water resources.

Tips on Fly Fishing Etiquette from Montana Ranch Broker Vinny Delgado

We sat down with Montana ranch broker Vinny Delgado to talk about fly fishing, when not to catch a fish, river etiquette, and his thoughts on this year's snowpack. Vinny is a good friend and a valuable part of the Fay Ranches team, with a wealth of experience and a passion for conservation of the land.

Fay Ranches and Republic Ranches Strategic Alliance Bearing Fruit

The agents of Fay Ranches recently traveled south to Texas to the Split Oak Hunting and Fishing Club where they convened for three days with the agents of Republic Ranches. The two companies have forged a Strategic Alliance increasing total market share, resulting in unparalleled opportunities for their valued clients.

How to Market Your Ranch

Many factors go into marketing your ranch or property. While some owners could do this themselves, the amount of time and effort it takes to build reliable connections or market to various websites is tremendous and daunting if using the “For Sale By Owner” approach. Here, we touch on a few marketing strategies to make sure your property hits the right markets and the right buyers.

Brady Smith Joins Fay Ranches

Fay Ranches has recently gained the expertise of seasoned ranch sales associate Brady Smith to our exceptional team of dedicated professionals. Brady will be working out of the Darby/Hamilton area of Montana and I am thrilled to have a colleague just an hour away from my office in Missoula. The addition of another Fay Ranches office in western Montana is a wonderful service to our clients.

Fay Ranches Adds Veteran Conservation Real Estate, Timberland Dealmaker

Fay Ranches is pleased to announce North Carolinian Dick Ludington has joined the firm and has opened an office for Fay in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dick received his undergraduate degree, Phi Beta Kappa, and his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ludington is a member of the North Carolina and Florida bars and practiced as a Certified Review Appraiser.


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