Licensed in: MT, ID
RJ is an Idaho and Montana ranch sales agent for Fay Ranches. A fourth-generation Montanan born and raised in Whitefish, RJ attended the University of Montana on a rodeo scholarship, and received a degree in Business Management. After graduating, he began selling real estate with a focus on land; he also worked for a number of years as a hunting guide.
Seven years into his successful real estate career, RJ had an opportunity to apply his business skills to his family’s business in the tool industry. After helping to expand the business for several years, the family sold the business to a new ownership group, which decided to split the business into two separate companies, offering to sell one of the businesses back to RJ and his family.
For the last nine years, RJ has been the Chief Operating Officer at Petersen Brands, the manufacturer of the safest sledgehammer in the world—the Slide Sledge®. While the tool business has been great for RJ and his family, his passion for the land and the opportunity to return to real estate and sell land was too attractive to pass up.
Through rodeo, hunting, fishing and ranch work, RJ has had the opportunity to set foot on some of the most beautiful ranches throughout Montana and the Northern Rockies. RJ’s agricultural background—along with his business degree and acumen, years of brokering land deals, and guiding hunters—makes him uniquely qualified to identify the positives and negatives of both the working characteristics and recreational amenities of a ranch, and to convey that knowledge to his clients. He also understands value. RJ and his wife and family live in Lewistown, Montana.
Feel free to give RJ a call if you’d like to visit and learn more about the investment value of land.
5 Active Properties Listed by RJ Patterson
Little Eight Mile Ranch on the Lemhi RiverLeadore, Idaho
Nestled at the base of the continental divide in north-central Idaho, this Idaho ranch is one of the most scenic and prolific sporting ranches in the Rocky Mountain West. Comprised of deeded acreage and 65,486± leased acres, the ranch is expansive, featuring miles of the Lemhi River, a private wild trout fishery, and countless miles of spring creeks and mountain streams. This is a true river-to-mountain offering with miles of fishable trout water.
Golder Ranch on Rosebud CreekColstrip, Montana
This legacy property checks all the boxes on your ag, conservation, recreational, and investment property list with a set of working improvements – all within a serene setting rarely available in Montana. The expansive landscape makes it an ideal option for multi-generational families. Its easily-accessible location allows for an authentic Western experience. Grasslands, sub-irrigated meadows, and water rights, make it a highly productive ranch with potential for a conservation easement.
Little Rosie RanchSand Springs, Montana
Lying near the Missouri Breaks in Montana, a stunningly beautiful and remote area known for good grass and superb hunting, this versatile ranch offers a fantastic getaway for those who truly enjoy seclusion, privacy, and the great outdoors. Whether you are in the market for grass, are an avid hunter, or just appreciate seeing wildlife in their natural habitat, this ranch is a beautiful mix of deep canyons, badlands, and prairie wilderness with unlimited potential.
Missouri River Breaks
Sand Springs, Montana
Square Butte Ranch
This quality, versatile ranch located in the Missouri Breaks offers a fantastic getaway for those with a spirit of adventure who truly enjoy seclusion, privacy, and the great outdoors. Whether you are in the market for grass, are an avid hunter, or just appreciate seeing wildlife in its natural habitat, this ranch is a beautiful mix of deep canyons, badlands, and prairie wilderness with unlimited potential. The elk, deer, and antelope play today, but there is evidence dinosaurs once roamed here.
Missouri River Breaks
Sand Springs, Montana
Wolf Creek Ranch
Whether you are in the market for grass, are an avid hunter, or just appreciate seeing wildlife in its natural habitat, this Montana ranch is a beautiful mix of deep canyons, badlands, and prairie wilderness with unlimited potential. This quality ranch located in the Missouri Breaks offers a fantastic getaway for those with a spirit of adventure where the elk, deer, and antelope play today, and dinosaurs roamed millions of years ago; their remains can be found throughout the area.
6 Listings Sold by RJ Patterson
Lake Francis Irrigated FarmValier, Montana
This highly productive irrigated and dryland farm is set in the shadows of the Rocky Mountain Front and close to the banks of Lake Francis. With meticulous stewardship and well laid out operating systems for efficient farming practices and an excellent history of production, this farm will serve and owner-operator or investment minded buyer long into the future.
Big Country Grass RanchJudith Gap, Montana
This new to the market opportunity offers an investment-minded buyer looking to explore possible wind energy or solar project near an existing highly productive wind farm located in Montana. This is a unique opportunity to secure a sizeable ranch property that has been closely held by the same family for some time.
Blacktail Creek RanchGrass Range, Montana
This is a rare piece of the west located in a highly desirable and beautiful part of Montana that is private yet close enough to town to provide convenient services. Offering a variety of recreational and agricultural opportunities, including excellent hunting opportunities for world class bull elk on the property and on the adjoining public lands.
Whiskey River RanchMelstone, Montana
Located in Montana’s picturesque Musselshell River Valley, this ranch is primarily agricultural land with over three miles of the Musselshell River and offers both lifestyle and livelihood elements. The ranch is watered by several reservoirs and lush seasonal creek drainages. Improvements are sustainable to livestock and equestrian operations, with horses year-round and leasing pastures for cattle. Along the river, a variety of wildlife species and livestock have access to cover and forage.
High Line Organic Wheat FarmDodson, Montana
This very productive organic farm in Montana has a proven history of producing high-quality organic wheat. Whether you are a producer looking to get into organic farming for the first time, a current operator, or an investor looking for a farm to invest in, this farm has a ton to offer. With multiple reservoirs and year-round live water in the North Fork of Mud Creek, this farm is a playground for the wildlife native to the area.
Teton River RanchLoma, Montana
This property boasts about a half-mile of both sides of the Teton River. The Missouri and Marias Rivers are just a short walk away, and all three rivers can be seen from Vimy Ridge on the property. The ranch is contiguous to thousands of BLM acres that adjoin State Land. Ample wildlife call this area home, including deer, antelope, upland birds, and waterfowl. A recently updated 2 bed, 1 bath off-grid cabin could be used as a private retreat or vacation rental. The property is 10± minutes from Fort Benton and its airstrip, and 40± minutes from Great Falls and its commercial airport.
Articles Authored by RJ Patterson
Raised In It
By RJ Patterson, Ranch Sales, Licensed in MT, ID Growing up on a small horse and cattle ranch in Northwest Montana, I never imagined that I would be helping people buy and sell some of the best ranches in the West for a living when I grew up. As a child, I was pretty sure […]
Ranching Lifestyle | Calving Production in Winter
By RJ Patterson, Ranch Sales, Licensed in MT, ID With the cattle market fluctuating over the last several years, what can you do to ensure that you get the biggest return on your investment in cattle? For commercial producers the answer is simple: have the lowest calf mortality, and have the biggest calves to sell […]
Fay Ranches Sponsors the Inaugural Yellowstone Riggin Rally, Darby, MT
The Steiner Rodeo Family from Texas, Taylor Sheridan, and Bosque Ranch Productions brought the debut of the Yellowstone Riggin’ Rally to Darby, MT. The Rally hosted the top 24 Bareback Riders from the PRCA, a $30,000 purse, and nearly 2,000 fans. In attendance were the cast members of the Taylor Sheridan and Bosque Ranch Productions […]
Fay Ranches Sponsors Wyoming’s Cowboy: Cole Reiner, Bareback “Rookie of the Year”
Cole Reiner is sponsored by Fay Ranches Ranch Sales Agents: Neil Bangs, Cheryl Summer, Mike Konstant, Kebi Smith, RJ Patterson, Dixie Barry, Alex Robertson, John Anderson, Scott Hawes, Kevin Stowe. A note from Cole Reiner Growing up on our family ranch just outside Buffalo, Wyoming, I’ve always been involved in the western way of life […]
Exploring in Idaho | A Day on the Continental Divide
A blog by R.J. Patterson, Ranch Sales A perfect autumn day would be tough for many to define. For me, it was a day I spent on Little Eight Mile Ranch on the Lemhi River in Leadore, Idaho. The day started off just before the sun rose, as I was hoping to get pictures of […]
The Art of Fly Tying | Montana Trout Fly Fishing
A blog by RJ Patterson, Ranch Sales, Licensed in MT, ID I love fly fishing for trout in the Montana rivers. As winter drags on and the snow piles up, I often find myself at the fly-tying bench dreaming of the warmth that spring brings and the hatches that come along with it. I was […]
Montana Cattle Ranch: Wintertime Production
A blog by Vinny Delgado, Sales Associate, Licensed in MT Driving the morning back roads of Montana at this time of year, you typically see mother cows, anxious for their morning feedings, eagerly chasing feed trucks overflowing with hay. Last week at Rockin 99 Ranch, I witnessed 150 cows turning their nose up to the […]