A former State Land Board official will offer local cattlemen a glimpse of upcoming state lease changes of during a special Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers meeting on Saturday, Jan. 9 in Lamar.
The featured speaker is Beverly Rave, who has more than 40 years of experience in ranch management, lease management, private and federal land acquisitions, disposals and exchanges. She was raised on the family ranch in Northwest Colorado and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in accounting.
Rave worked as the Northwest District Manager for the Colorado State Land Board for 10 years, managing over 400,000 acres of state land with 450 leases, before moving to Denver to serve as the Field Operations Section Manager for the agency, with oversight of about 3,000,000 surface acres with 3,500 leases and participation in the management of over 4,000,000 mineral acres of state land, for over eight years until her retirement in 2013.
Since retiring from the State Land Board, Rave has been working as a consultant/advocate for farmers and ranchers in Colorado, particularly in matters associated with the State Land Board, BLM and the U.S. Forest Service and intergenerational sustainability of agricultural operations.
Rave will be providing insight into the current makeup of the State Land Board, upcoming board vacancies, and changes in focus that will affect your state leases, how they are managed, Stewardship Action Plans, increased cost, and pro-active steps you can take to ensure the longevity of your leases.
The local cattlemen’s group will have a board meeting at 5 p.m. at the Cow Palace Inn and a dutch-treat dinner, followed by Rave’s presentation at 6:45 p.m. The session is open to all Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero and Prowers county ranchers and agri-businesses. Membership in the organization is not necessary to learn more about state lands.
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