Welcome to The Kansas Ranch Institute

The Kansas Ranch Institute (KRI) was formed in 2011 by four ranchers who recognized two critical issues in the mainstream ranching industry: a) an absence of adequate transitional planning for the next generation of ranchers and land managers and b) a widespread lacking in the implementation of ecological fundamentals on the working landscapes of modern ranches.  Today, KRI includes a growing network of independent ranches that operate on sound business and ecological principles.  The individuals involved have a deep understanding of the various elements that are required to successfully own and operate a sustainable ranching enterprise.  Through cooperative research and education efforts, KRI strives to not only preserve, but enhance the ways in which we manage our ranch operations and the environment.

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