White Pine County Ranchers
A Rancher believes that a person's greatest possession is their dignity and no calling can bestow this more abundantly than ranching. It is hard work and honest sweat that are the building blocks of a rancher’s character.
Ranching, despite its hardships and disappointments, is the most honest and honorable way a man or woman can spend their days on this earth. The vocation of agriculture nurtures the close family ties that make life rich in ways money cannot buy.
Children who are raised on a ranch earn values that last a lifetime and that cannot be learned any other way. Ranching provides education for life to which no other occupation teaches, so much as birth, growth, and maturity in a variety of ways.
Without question, many of the best things in life are free – the splendor of a sunrise, the rapture of wide-open spaces, the exhilarating sight of the landscape greening each spring – true happiness comes from watching the children grow tall in the sun, seeing your whole family feel the pride that springs from their shared experience living, working and raising horses, cattle, and sheep off the land.
Ranchers believe that through their shared vocation they are giving more to the world than they are taking from it – an honor and privilege that does not come to all men or women. Ranchers believe their lives will be measured ultimately by what they have done for their fellow man and woman by this standard, for they fear no judgment from man or woman.
They believe when they grow old and sum up their days, they will stand tall and feel pride in the life they’ve lived. Believing in their vocation, because it makes all of this possible. Knowing that the realities of this life, its pleasures and heartbreaks reflects a lifetime of experience, knowledge, and passion waiting to be passed on.