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Youth Program Incorporates Beef Cattle Production
Thursday, January 24, 2013 • Posted January 25, 2013

San Antonio, TX – The Texas Brigades, will add a new camp in the summer of 2013 appropriately named Ranch Brigade. The new camp will focus on an entirely new concept, livestock production and ranching.

The Texas Brigades’ mission is to educate and empower youths with the leadership skills and knowledge in wildlife, fisheries, and land stewardship to become conservation ambassadors for a sustained natural resource legacy. This will be the 21st year of the Brigades.

According to the camp coordinator, Chris Farley, Ranch Brigade will focus on the need for ranchers and agriculturalists to tell their story about land stewardship and livestock production.

“The camp will be about agriculture, food production, and feeding the world,” Farley said. “I want the take-home message for the cadets to be ‘ranchers have their consumer’s best interest at heart’.”

The founder of the Texas Brigades, Dr. Dale Rollins, says he is excited about the new camp because “It’s a nice complement to our existing camps subject wise. Any program that promotes conservation and sharpens critical thinking skills is a winner.” He adds that ”wildlife and livestock can coexist if managed correctly—the more we can advance that synergy, the better off Texas rural lands will be.”

For more information, contact Helen Holdsworth, Executive Director, at 800-TEX-WILD or 210-826-2904, ext. 120 or via email at

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