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Fay Ranches Sponsors Team Roper Jeff Flenniken

Fay Ranches broker associate, Curtis Ferney, sponsors team roper, Jeff Flenniken. 

Curtis Ferney has been a Fay Ranches Broker Associate for over 10 years and embodies the four pillars that have guided Fay Ranches’ growth and success: family, conservation, investment value, and sporting pursuits. While Curtis is well-versed in expert ranch brokerage, and brings countless skillsets to the Fay Ranches team, we value him for his ability to foster these foundational pillars in others.

Jeff Flenniken, 25, is an up-and-coming team roper from Caldwell, Idaho who qualified for his first National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in 2020 and won 2nd place in the AVG Team Roping as a Header. He crossed paths with Ferney at a Wrangler roping event in Twin Falls, Idaho when Flenniken was 15. Flenniken is a third-generation team roper; rodeoing is in his blood.

“Some of my earliest memories are from my junior high school rodeo days. I made it to nationals and that is where I really decided to be a rodeo cowboy. Both by grandfathers, Ken Wood and Tommy Flenniken, Sr., are rodeo cowboys,” said Flenniken.

Ferney himself was a team roper for over 25 years and recognized Flenniken’s strong character and talent and chose to sponsor the young athlete.

“It’s important to sponsor because no matter how great you are, or who you have behind you, there are always times you can use more. I always want to be there for Jeff,” said Ferney. “I have watched him since he was a young man and have been impressed with his ability to maintain humbleness, gain knowledge and improve constantly, and to represent the sport. He will be a legend in his own time.”

Flennikan and Ferney both share the love of rodeo and recognize what the sport does for rural America, a community both men are deeply a part of.

“Rodeo is important because it keeps alive a sport and lifestyle that has been a part of this country for a very long time,” says Flenniken.

Setting his sights to the future, the young team roper hopes to achieve his goal of being a world champion header in the next 10 years and he wants to spend more time at home with his family.

Enjoying a different season of his life, Ferney is living more in the present.

“My interest these days is mostly spent enjoying my yard, the acreage I have on the river, working with people selling and buying ranches, and riding in the back country on snow machines in the winter”, he says.

Both Ferney and Flenniken are examples of what have made Fay Ranches one of The Land Report’s best brokerages for many years. They value family, enjoy and respect sporting pursuits, and understand the importance of investment value and conservation. Ferney lives these principles and passes them onto the next generation where they can continue to be fostered and shared.

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