Nonstop Flights to Bozeman Montana

15 Nonstop Flights to Bozeman You Need to Know About Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport is the busiest airport in Montana—with good reason. Whether you’re a thrill seeker, an outdoor enthusiast or simply love the pace of a mountain town full of culture, Bozeman will not disappoint. Lucky for you, access is easier than you might think. […]

Hopper Fishin’ meets Business Strategy on the Ruby River Ranch

Hopper Fishin’ meets Business Strategy on the Ruby River Ranch Greg Fay and Branif Scott of Fay Ranches and Jeff Boswell of Republic Ranches recently held a ‘business strategy’ session on the Ruby River Ranch in Sheridan, Montana which was just listed by Fay Ranches.  The three enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of hopper fishing.  “Due […]

Texas Roadshow with Fay Ranches, Republic Ranches and The Land Report

Four Intimate Roundtable Meetings Were Recently Held in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio Greg Fay of Fay Ranches recently travelled to Texas to join strategic allies Republic Ranches and The Land Report, for four roundtable discussions held in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas. Topics focused on current rural land trends and investing […]

Investing in Timber

by Dick Ludington, Veteran Land Broker As featured in Land Investor Magazine Vol. 1 Veteran Land Broker Dick Ludington joined Fay Ranches in 2014, bringing over 37 years of experience in timberland, conservation, and recreational land transaction knowledge for public and private agencies to our team. His understanding in timberland investment has involved the buying and selling of millions […]

How To Buy A Ranch

Written by Greg Fay, Founder of Fay Ranches As featured in Land Investor Magazine Vol. 1 So, you’re thinking about buying a ranch? There are a few steps to keep in mind as you embark on this adventure—but let me back up a bit. I’ve been brokering ranchland since 1986 and founded Fay Ranches in 1992. In the […]

Invest In Land Or Stuff A Mattress

As featured in Land Investor Magazine Vol. 1 Over the past seven years, investors have been notoriously careful with their cash flow, avoiding risk and staying cash heavy. This is no surprise. Due to the economic crisis in 2008, many investors and wealthy individuals became more risk averse with their portfolios, and began saving money instead of investing. However, last year’s annual CapGemini/RBC survey of investors worldwide […]

Production Land Profits

As featured in Land Investor Magazine Vol. 1 The University of Idaho agricultural economists, Garth Taylor and Ben Eborn, reported an 11% increase in 2014 for Idaho farm and ranch net income. Additionally, there was a 6% decrease in expenses, which resulted in a 46% increase overall in reported income for 2014, up to $4.53 billion net, a record set […]

Finding Balance: Managing Ranches For Elk

As featured in Land Investor Magazine Vol. 1 There’s a secret that ranch owners know out in the Mountain West: Creating wildlife habitat isn’t just good for your morning view, it also raises the value of your land. “Ranches that are managed with a sustainable agricultural plan have the added benefit of attracting wildlife and this creates value not only for the […]

Savvy Cattle Ranch Investing

As featured in Land Investor Magazine Vol. 1 Buying a ranch is often the culmination of a lifelong dream for many of our clients. Carving out time to revel in th e peace and solitude of sprawling acreage, as well as owning a unique place where unique memories are created in the outdoors are some of the top reasons […]

Selling Your Land: How to Prepare & What to Expect

Written by: Greg Fay, Founder of Fay Ranches Article to be featured in the next issue of Land Investor Magazine August 2016 marks my 30th year selling land.  I’ve been involved in some of the most significant land transactions in several states, including farms, ranches, timber and plantations.  This article is about preparing your ranch […]

Selling Your Land: Taxes, Financial Planning & Family Matters

CONSIDER TAXES & FINANCIAL PLANNING The first and most important step in selling your ranch is making sure your family’s tax and financial planning is current and competently prepared.  This is particularly important for multi-generational ranch families.  I say this because they are the most likely to neglect this stage.  Modern ranch owners, who have […]

Selling Your Land: Preparing Your Ranch for Show

As you contemplate selling your ranch, it is important to have an understanding of the process ahead of you, and to prepare your ranch to be as attractive as possible to potential buyers.  This often involves cleaning up the junk.  Ideally, this begins prior to putting the ranch on the market.  For many ranch owners, […]

Selling Your Land: Deciding on a Brokerage & Choosing a Broker

DECIDING ON A BROKERAGE Once you’ve assessed your property, you’re ready to decide on which brokerage company to work with.  If you have a ranch (or a farm, timber tract or plantation), don’t list with a company that sells residential or commercial real estate.  Instead, work with a company that only sells land.  As a […]

Selling Your Land: Pricing, Offers & After the Sale

PRICING YOUR RANCH When it comes time to price your ranch, if you’ve chosen a good, trustworthy broker, and they’ve done their homework, listen to their recommendation on price.  One of the oldest tricks in the book for getting a listing is intentionally providing the seller an inflated value.  This is called “buying the listing.”  […]

Fay Ranches Sponsors the C.M. Russell Museum

Fay Ranches, Inc. Presenting Sponsor of the C.M. Russell Museum First Strike Friday Night Auction Friday, March 18, 2016 In celebration of the art and life of Charles M. Russell, his contemporaries and ensuing generations which depict and focus on the culture, life and country of Russell’s West, Fay Ranches, Inc supports the exhibition and […]

Streambank Restoration on Private Land is Putting More Brookies in Your Favorite Fishing Hole

According to the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Ariel Wiegard reported that the CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. The CRP was signed into law by President Reagan as part of the Farm Bill on December 23, 1985, to help agricultural producers to voluntarily conserve soil, water, and wildlife. The TRCP and their […]

Montana Announces Conservation Initiatives for 2016

The USDA Montana National Resources Conservation Service announced conservation initiatives for 2016 this week. The funding will be provided by the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, and will be used to target specific resource concerns in Montana in 2016, which include On-Farm Energy, Organic, Seasonal High Tunnel, Prairie Pothole Wetland and Grassland Retention, Honey Bee Pollinators, […]

Hunting Elk Meadows Ranch in 2015

Article by Jon Fossel, Owner of Elk Meadows Ranch in Big Sky, Montana. Our 2015 hunting season had several wonderful highlights and a couple of disappointments. The Highlights: Jon’s 14 year old granddaughter, Megan, came in June for her very first big game hunt. She shot a spectacular 250 lb. cinnamon colored black bear on […]

Congress Poised to Make Tax Incentive for Donations of Conservation Easements Permanent

Congressional leaders have announced a broad, year-end deal that will make permanent the enhanced incentive for donations of conservation easements! Additionally, the deal includes a brief but welcome reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund — setting the stage for important legislative action next year. Read the full article at the Land Trust Alliance. […]

The Hunter Conservationist Paradox

This year, October 27th marked the 157th birthday of former president and conservationist Theodore Roosevelt, a beloved national figure and pioneer in the world of land conservation, whose legacy has lasted long after his death. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently published an article celebrating his achievements as a conservationist. From the article: […]

Announcing the 2015 Land Investor Magazine Landowner Edition

Fay Ranches, publisher of Land Investor magazine, in conjunction with Republic Ranches, are proud to announce the LANDOWNER EDITION of LAND INVESTOR magazine. With over 30,000 copies widely distributed across the United States, the magazine celebrates land stewardship and the role landowners play in preserving America’s agricultural heritage. Fay Ranches continues to expand into the […]