Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Meet Caleb and Klaire, our new Ranch Managers

Howdy folks!

Caleb and Klaire here - your new Ranch Managers at Miller Bison at Elkhead Ranch. We are very excited to make our home where the buffalo roam, and we are even more excited to share it with you! You will hear a lot about the ranch and the bison in the weeks ahead - but first, a bit about us:


I had always known that my career would involve agriculture in some way, but I can honestly say that I didn’t see "Bison Ranch Manager" as a viable option. But here I am now, and I can promise that I am here to stay for quite some time. This is a dream career for me. Whether that be managing the grazing patterns of our bison to optimizing the growth from the pastures or even just welding up gates for the chicken yard, it seems that everything I have learned and developed a passion for has led me here to give this place my all. 

In my spare time I enjoy blacksmithing, leather craft, carpentry, gardening and cooking.


Well folks, my name is Klaire with a K. I grew up hearing cowboy stories from my father and have long aspired to have a ranching career - I just never expected it to involve bison! My roles at Miller Bison at Elkhead Ranch include publicizing and promoting the ranch by way of blogging, writing and networking, working on the ranch's upcoming business selling bison meat at the Farmers Market of the Ozarks, assisting Caleb with ranch duties like fencing, welding, daily feeding chores, record keeping, etc, and keeping a neat and tidy ranch house.

Some of my interests include creative writing and poetry, horses, cooking, yoga and reading. I have had some of my writing published in newspapers and magazines around the country, and I have traveled from as far south as Livingston, Texas and as far north as Broadus, Montana to train horses. I am also a CHA Certified Riding Instructor. I have spent much of my life on the back of my horse, and so far it's my favorite place to be! I love to take road trips, and I'm fond of learning hands on skills that I think all women should know – like welding, chopping wood and hunting.
Caleb and I met our first year at college.  We both discovered that we had a common passion for all things outdoors and a sustainable lifestyle and well, here we are!  We will be getting married this summer and couldn't be happier.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

New Ranch Managers at Miller Bison at Elkhead Ranch

Randy and Jane are excited to announce new additions to the ranch family: Caleb and Klaire!

Caleb and Klaire are currently students at College of the Ozarks and will be moving to the ranch full time starting this summer to serve as the new ranch managers of Miller Bison at Elkhead Ranch.

Caleb and Klaire have been working hard on the ranch, beginning to learn the ropes of a working bison ranch and preparing the ranch for an influx of visitors when we host a ranch tour during the National Bison Association's annual summer conference this June.

As they get settled into their new home, Caleb and Klaire will be bringing several new changes to the ranch later this summer, including opening up the ranch for tours and making our bison meat available at the Farmers Market of the Ozarks in Springfield.

Stay tuned for more updates on the exciting things we have going on at the ranch. This summer is going to be a busy one for us all. We are so excited to share and introduce our ranch operation to more people.

In the coming days, you will begin seeing blog posts from Caleb and Klaire, as well as posts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Help us welcome them to the ranch family. We're excited about all the new places we will go with them as part of our team!

Welcome, Caleb and Klaire!

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