Those involved with The Kansas Ranch Institute have a strong appreciation for the many traditions found in ranching.  We understand that many of the old ways are still the best ways.  We also recognize that in order to sustain a ranch in today’s harsh political, social, and financial climates, we have to operate our ranches more as a business and less as lifestyle.

To that end, the mission of The Kansas Ranch Institute is to both preserve and enhance the ways in which we manage our ranch operations and the environment.  Our goal is to develop programs and resources for the modern ranch that focus on sound business and ecological principles.  Through our cooperative research and education efforts, we want to provide ranchers with the knowledge, skills, and tools that are necessary to successfully own and operate a sustainable ranching enterprise.