New Mexico Ranch Raised Kids

Rural America is the backbone of our nation. It is where family values are based, where respect and responsibility are grown, and where future leaders are developed. Rural New Mexico is the future of this state and the world.

The youngsters and their families featured in the coming pages are not only that backbone today, but will be long into the future. Growing up on a ranch teaches life skills that can rarely be found elsewhere. Ranch kids learn early that respect is earned, not given. They know how to respect others and are polite almost to excess.

Ranch kids learn how to work early and know that you work until the job is done. They know how to do what they are told, but can come up with better ideas, when the time is appropriate.

They are emotionally mature because they see the good, the bad and sometimes the ugly sides of life regularly. These kids know how to act in an emergency, often taking on challenges well beyond their years. They are trusted and know how to trust.





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They know how to dress for the occasion, whether it is a 12-hour day in a pasture or in the show ring or rodeo arena.

They know how to spend time on their own and are comfortable in their own skins. These youth are already leaders among their peers and they will continue to grow into leaders for state, region, nation and the world.

Mission Statement
For the promotion of the public interest by means of charitable and social welfare activities within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code of 1986, as amended.

To defend human and civil rights as secured by law. In defending these rights, the Corporation shall review public policy regarding individual property rights and individual liberties and may publish its findings. The Corporation believes that all citizens have an interest in the affairs of government, specifically the impact governmental policies have on citizens’ individual rights and liberties, and that a responsive government is created and maintained by informing citizens of governmental action.

To educate citizens on governmental actions, policies and practices that affect citizens’ individual rights and liberties. The Corporation’s educational activities shall be conducted in an objective and fair manner and shall be presented with full disclosure of the pertinent facts so that the public can reach an educated conclusion. The Corporation can present its educational programs through public discussion groups, forums, panels, lectures and similar activities.

Cattlegrowers Foundation Inc. Officers
Caren Cowan, President
Pat Boone, Vice President
Bob McCrea, Secretary
Becky King, Treasurer

Board Members
Bill & Carol Alexander
Phil Bidegain
Brad Christmas
John Conniff
Linda Davis

Cattlegrowers Foundation Inc.
PO Box 3075
Albuquerque, NM 87194