New Rancher Camp Coming to Matheson Farms

The New Rancher Camp

The New Rancher Camp is coming to Matheson Farms. The five day intensive, re-treat style school will be held July 9-13. It is open to anyone 18 or over who is new at farming or interested in becoming a farmer or rancher. You will learn new skills and discover a holistic approach to farming, life, and land management.


Your camp leaders for this retreat-style hands-on camp are Sandra Matheson, DVM, and Doug Warnock, MS, of the Roots of Resilience team.  Both  have a lifetime of experience in agriculture.

The New Rancher School Curriculum:

  • Basic farm skills, fencing, and facilities
  • Animal husbandry and low-stress animal handling techniques
  • Managing your farm or ranch for resilience
  • Team work and building consensus
  • Farm business management
  • Leadership and creating positive change
  • Monitoring your land

You should sign up if you:

  • Are considering a career in agriculture, but aren’t sure where to start;
  • Have taken ag-related classes, and now want practical experience;
  • Are new to farming and want to learn and practice new skills;
  • Are thinking about a career change to agriculture from another field; or
  • Are just curious about farming or ranching life;

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