Joette Schalla Speaks on Solar Leasing on LandGate

I have helped multiple clients place renewable energy development options on their properties, including two properties I own. I have the knowledge and connections to help landowners determine if their property is ideal for wind or solar development, and I maintain working relationships with over a dozen renewable developers with whom I can present potential […]


Wetland Mitigation Banking: A Ranching Alternative

Fay Ranches’ broker, Ren Martyn, was featured on Realtor’s Land Institute (RLI) where he spoke on wetland mitigation banking. Wetland mitigation banking is a ranching alternative in today’s ag economy and land stewardship practices. Wetland mitigation banking provides enhancement, restoration, creation, and/or preservation of habitat-scale wetlands in order to offset unavoidable wetland impacts under Section […]


FENCING CONSIDERATIONS FOR YOUR NEW RANCH

When buying a new farm or ranch, it can be easy to overlook the potential cost, time, and effort ofpersonalizing fencing applications. Fencing needs will vary widely from property to property, basedon the previous operations of the farm or ranch, how the fencing was kept up, and whether or notthe fence is on the property […]

Never Stop Learning: Improve Your Fly Fishing Skills

I grew up in Dillon, Montana, home of cattle, elk, and trout. I am not new to fly angling. My grandparents owned a fish hatchery in Northwest Montana, and I spent many summer days first throwing a Panther Martin and, later, “graduating” to a dry fly. Since then, I have enjoyed throwing flies to trout […]


COLORADO RIVER: LIFEBLOOD OF THE WEST

“Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting.” You’ve heard this proverbial quote before, and today you hear it louder and more often in the Colorado River Basin. Western water law, western states water compacts, water policy, and decisions about how this limited public resource is allocated will continue to be extremely complex, and will […]

Why You’d Love Central and Eastern Oregon

Considering a move, but not sure where the ideal location might be? Check out Central and Eastern Oregon! When people picture Oregon, they often think of the coastline, beaches, sea life, and warm, wet climate. However, Central and Eastern Oregon have a more varied geography and climate. These areas feature multiple mountain ranges, valleys and […]

5 Things All Landowners Should Know About Renewable Energy Opportunities

In 1820 the United States Government started selling publicly held land for $1.25 per acre. This event allowed citizens in urban areas new opportunities, but buying land in unsettled areas was only practical for some. Later, Congress was urged to offer free land to encourage more settlement in these unestablished regions. The Homestead Act was […]

Selling Your Ranch: How to Prepare and What to Expect

My career in selling land began in 1986, and I founded Fay Ranches in 1992. Over the years, I’ve been involved in some of the most significant land transactions in several states, including farms, ranches, timber, and plantations. I’ve seen and learned a few things over the years. This article will hopefully help you understand […]

How to Grow Sustainable Profit Through Analyzing Ranch Performance

In late August 2021, as the world settled into the bottom half of the Covid pandemic, the sale of a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card in near-perfect condition grabbed headlines when it sold for a staggering $12,600,000.00, making it the largest amount ever paid for a piece of sports memorabilia. In my last article, […]

Greg Fay Interviewed by Mansion Global
about the Lure of the West

In a recent interview with Mansion Global, Greg Fay, Founder of Fay Ranches, expounded on the allure of the West. Taylor Sheridan’s epic series, Yellowstone, and its spin-offs have people looking westward to wide open spaces. The pandemic brought on the unprecedented and unheard-of buying of ranches out west, sometimes sight-unseen. One ranch, in particular, […]


How to Build Wealth by Renovating and Upgrading Ranches

Renovating residential homes has been a hot topic for many years. Television has promoted the process of upgrading real estate through multiple shows across several networks. However, did you know upgrading and renovating farm and ranch properties has also become popular? The rising price of agricultural land has made it difficult for the average producer […]

Summer 2023 Western Events

By Kebi Smith, Ranch Sales, Licensed in MT, WY Love the show Yellowstone with Kevin Costner? Want to get a live look into the Western lifestyle? The agents at Fay Ranches live and breathe the Western lifestyle in the Western half of the United States. This means bringing their knowledge and skillset to the table […]


Grasslands CRP Program

It was once said, “The best thing about the land is the landscape.” A good point, but what is also very rewarding is an additional return on your investment through special programs designed to protect and preserve that landscape. Many landowners are unaware of ongoing incentives for maintaining or enhancing certain portions of their property, […]

Succession Planning

To Sell or Not to Sell? After decades of ownership, generations of family succession, years of toil, blood, sweat, and tears, drought, floods, fires, depression, great successes, failures, and everything in between, you now have arrived at the point of needing to create a plan that guides the future for your ranch and your family […]

Browse Ranching

Through my years of ranch real estate, one thing that has become very apparent is the expectations of what a cattle ranch should look like in the eyes of a buyer. Most buyers picture waves of knee-high grass, lush, irrigated hay meadows, mountains of stored hay, and live water running through the ranch. Although this […]

The Fay Rural Community Foundation Impacts Wyoming School in Record Time

By Susan Ferrin, Executive Director, Fay Ranches Community Foundation  The Fay Rural Community Foundation, in partnership with Fay Ranches broker Mike Konstant, has positively impacted the Hulett School, a local educational institution in Hulett, Wyoming, in record time. Hulett School, serving students from kindergarten to 12th grade with an enrollment of 160 students and a […]


Seasons of the Southeast – Spring

Winter in the Southeast always leaves us wanting more, one more duck hunt in that flooded corn field or timber bottom, one more chase in the field where geese feed, one more day at duck camp with friends and family. Snow goose season still lingers, while quail season is over, and the weather is warming. […]

Regenerative Grazing 101

What is regenerative grazing? Regenerative grazing is the practice of using grazing animals to regenerate the land. To regenerate something means to regrow or bring new and more vigorous life to an area. Historically this word has been used by biologists to describe the process of regrowing or regenerating tissues and by urban planners to […]

Is the Show Yellowstone Real? – Ask Vinny

Dear Vinny – Have you watched the show Yellowstone? Do you feel like more people are moving to Montana because of the show? The show never shows winter. Do you have winter in Montana? – Hollywood is confusing

Top 10 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Horse Property

Prior to being a broker with Fay Ranches, I spent a ridiculous amount of time around horses. I mean a lot. My mother has been training and breeding horses for over fifty years, and our family tree has many generations with strong ties to the equine industry. The first thirty-three years of my life were […]

Ownership Opportunities – Ask Vinny

Dear Vinny, I am looking to purchase a large piece of property and want to not only cultivate the current aspects of the property but add value to the land. What projects can I tackle to add value to my property? Are there some projects that will add more value than others? – Adding to […]