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FRCF Helps Provide High Quality Meats to Rural Communities

The Fay Ranches Community Foundation Partners with the Hicks Family to Donate Thousands of Pounds of Meat Bozeman, MT:  Last week, thousands of pounds of fresh beef, pork, goat, and lamb were donated to 33 food banks and community kitchens throughout central Oregon. The Fay Ranches Community Foundation in conjunction with the Hicks Team of […]


Applying For A Non-Resident Elk License | Montana

By Ryan Bramlette, Ranch Sales, Licensed in MT While quietly navigating the trails of Dancing Bear Ranch on a summer evening a few years back, a client and I came around a corner to see three mature Bull Elk proudly flaunting their velvet-covered antlers. Of course, that encounter got us talking about the hunting and […]


Carbon, Climate, and Trees

By Troy Dana, Designated Broker, Licensed in WA The Runaway Greenhouse Effect occurs when the planet produces more atmospheric carbon than it can absorb by either natural means or through manmade technology. Scientists, government agencies, corporations, and private citizens worldwide are working on solutions to prevent what is perceived by many as inevitable if manmade […]


How Long Will This Market Last?

By Greg Fay, Founder | Broker, Licensed in MT It’s early September 2021 on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. I’m sitting on the porch at our ranch in Madison County, Montana. We’re baling our second cut of hay this week. I just took my two Llewelyn Setters for an upland bird hunt for Hungarian […]


2021: A Better Year for the Cattle Industry?

By Alex Robertson, Broker, Licensed in OR On a crisp December morning in Madras, Oregon, the cattle at The Greens’ Feedlot line up to the feed bunks. Not much space is available in the Greens’ Feedlot as most (if not all) pens are full with the appropriate number of cattle. The feedlot is a custom […]


Pioneering Washington’s Wine Region

By Michelle Burbidge, Broker, Licensed in WA Washington is quickly becoming a mecca for grape growers and wineries. The same breathtaking landscape that first drew pioneers westward over 200 years ago now attracts a new kind of pioneer, those searching for a rich and diverse grape growing region. Just 20 years ago, Washington had only […]


Strategies to Owning a Ranch from Afar: Absentee Ownership Should Not Be Overwhelming

By Ryan Bramlette, Sales Agent, Licensed in MT “A buyer needs to understand their goals and make a plan. Don’t go into it lost; know what you want and make it fun.” –Dan Durham, Co-Owner of Ranches Resources Many of our clients at Fay Ranches are absentee buyers looking to satisfy a lifelong dream of […]


Forestlands: The Ultimate ESG investment

By Troy Dana, Designated Broker, Licensed in WA ESG (environmental, social, and governance) is a general term used in capital markets and by investors to evaluate corporate behavior to determine the future financial performance/benefit of investing in new companies and innovations. ESG is the new standard by which corporations, non-profits, and start-ups stand out in […]


Timber In The Pacific Northwest

A video blog by Troy Dana-Designated Broker, Paul Valentine-Managing Broker, and Bryon Clarke-Broker, Fay Ranches Washington Agents. If you have ever given some thought to investing in timberlands, this video offers a brief summary of what to look for in a top-notch tree farm in the Pacific Northwest. Timberland investments offer more than economic returns, […]


More Than Just Horse Business, Black Rock Ranch

“Waking up in the morning to the smell of fresh pine and in the evening seeing some of the most beautiful sunsets. There is nothing else that can ever replace the special place that Black Rock Ranch is to me and my family.” -Owner of Black Rock Ranch.  One day on this ranch, and we […]


Investment | Income Producing Ranches and Farms

Since the Great Recession and the advent of near-zero interest rates—and especially with the upheavals in securities markets wrought by the coronavirus pandemic—we encounter more and more buyers who are looking for income-producing ranches and farms.  The buyers Fay Ranches works with have always wanted to know the expenses—taxes, insurance, lease fees, etc.—associated with ranches […]


Life on the Water | Fay Ranches Southeast

Back in January, I organized a fly fishing trip with my children’s school, to Tailwaters Lodge, where I recently represented the buyer, Bruce Cote. The lodge is just upriver from the Riverview Ranch on the South Holston River, which is a fantastic family compound available on an incredible stretch of water. The fishing trip provided […]


Revival of Idaho’s Wine Country

An article by Dave Halgerson, Fay Ranches Broker Although Idaho’s wine production roots have been forgotten by most, they run historically deep.  The recent recognition for the Snake River Valley’s prominence as an ideal area to grow wine grapes may seem new, but the favorable climate and elevation that is conducive to the creation of a variety of captivating […]


What is a “Ranch”?

By Ken Bentz, Fay Ranches Broker The term “ranch” has evolved over the years in the West as a whole, but it also has different meanings regionally. A ranch in Colorado is often a much different property than one in Eastern Oregon. The definition also changes the closer one gets to an urban area. The […]


Plantations In The American South

By William Cooper, Fay Ranches Southeast Broker Plantations evoke an intense sense of place. In the Lowcountry, it’s about the salty perfume in the air and the ebb and flow of the tide. The marsh grass swaying in the breeze, and oysters living in the mud, making racks to break the current, creating an ever-changing […]


Oregon Big Game Hunting 2020

It’s that time of the year to start considering your options for the upcoming big game fall hunts in Oregon. May 15th is the application deadline and I don’t know about you, but it always sneaks up on me! There are a few changes this year to make note of. In my opinion, here are […]


The Effect of COVID-19 on the Land Brokerage Industry

By Greg Fay, Founder, Broker, Fay Ranches Inc. Many of us are wondering what the impact of the Coronavirus will be on the global economy and our communities.  We can only guess if this will be a phenomenon that has a lasting impact or will pass us by in a matter of weeks. We are […]


Bozeman, MT 2021 Winter Flight Schedule

Amended 2/17/2021 From JetBlue’s new offering of DIRECT flights from Ft. Lauderdale to BZN to the year-round, daily flights offered to Chicago, Dallas, and Denver, Merle Haggard’s “..Somewhere in the middle of Montana…” has never been easier to access, no matter where you are in the country. With easy access to medical care (especially in […]


Why Oregon is a Great Place to Buy a Ranch

Written by: Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker, Licensed in OR When it comes to buying a ranch, there are some places that immediately come to mind: Montana, Colorado, and Wyoming. But there is one place that consistently flies under the radar: Oregon. As someone who has ranched in Oregon all my life, I can tell you, […]