Showcases personal accounts, articles, and interviews that highlight the people, and traditions related to ranching, agriculture, and rural life.

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Ranch Owners

The Next Generation of Ranch Owners

Hall and Hall has been around for nearly 75 years and we operate day to day building relationships and helping our clients and their families with the concept in mind that we are going to be around for another 75 years, hopefully working with the children and grandchildren and friends of our current clients.

Oct 1, 2018
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Rain Weather for Ranching

What's in a Rain?

Rain is one of those things that we often take for granted until we don’t get enough of it or inundated with too much. It is elusive, yet common. It is something that we have absolutely no control over, and so we must learn to adapt. Rain is one of those subjects that unites people of all walks of life, particularly those with rural backgrounds. It is almost without exception that rain is always the initial topic to start a conversation.

Aug 8, 2018
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Shelby Shuman Junior Auctioneer

Shelby Shuman Competes in International Junior Auctioneer Championships

The National Auctioneers Association knows how to put on a show, which is expected as it’s an organization of professional speakers and event planners. This year’s 2018 Conference and Show in Jacksonville, Florida was nothing short of excellent. Hall and Hall’s auction team took full advantage of networking and educational opportunities and even made time to give a little back.

Jul 18, 2018
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Farms and Ranches

The Value of Having Wealth “Tied to the Land”

What does it mean to be “tied to the land”? Once you have sold farms and ranches for 20 years and enjoyed much of the same lifestyle yourself, there are certain observations and conclusions that are easy to come by. Our past and current clients are all “tied to the land” in some way, whether it is by their hard work or by their investment in the land.

Feb 7, 2018
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Agriculture: Mother Nature

A Resilient Affair

Seventy-five years ago, the attitude of people in agriculture very much revolved around “beating” Mother Nature. As times have progressed, this attitude has softened as farmers and ranchers have discovered it is possible to work successfully with Mother Nature. Nevertheless, despite all our best efforts, Mother Nature does have a way of, as my father used to say, “making a Christian out of you.”

Dec 12, 2017
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Legacy Ranches

Thanksgiving Day and Legacy Ranches

According to Merriam Webster, the operative definition of the word “legacy” is,  “something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past.”  I was struck by this meaning of the term as I stood to give a toast at our family Thanksgiving celebration.I looked down the table, which for the first time in my 70 plus year lifetime extended the entire length of the room, to see nearly 30 members of our family plus friends spanning 3 generations.

Nov 29, 2017
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Farm and Ranch Brokers

Farm and Ranch Brokers Get Stuck

As a farm and ranch broker, it’s inevitable you’re gonna get the truck stuck on occasion. It just goes with the territory. When I first started in the business, I got five flats over the course of three weeks and since it’s been nothing but 10-ply tires for me. Our rigs take a lot of abuse showing remote properties.

Nov 28, 2017