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March Virtual Landowner Q&A

Starting a new project can often times feel intimidating, especially when your business is on the line. There are a lot of questions that must be answered prior to committing changes. Weighing the pros and cons takes time and consideration. The team at LandTrust wants to be as supportive as possible through this variable time. We are here to answer whatever questions landowners have and discuss any skepticism. The head of our Landowner Profitability Program, John Hansen, wrote about Balancing the Enterprise Mix and has some useful insight on financial analysis tools and methods when it comes to expanding your operation.

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"A Paradise for Those Addicted to Duck Hunting" - The Sandhills

Nebraska is frequently referred to as a flyover state and gets overlooked by tourists. What many don’t realize is that the state offers a plethora of excitement for those who visit Nebraska. In the spring, nearly one million sandhill cranes stop in Nebraska along their migratory journey. Not only is the state excellent for bird watching opportunities, but also for hunting experiences. Particularly, waterfowl hunting.

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Kovarik Cattle Ranch LandStory

LandTrust is the recreation access network that partners with ranchers and farmers to connect them with outdoors people looking for new and high quality experiences. Ranchers and farmers face a multitude of variables that are out of their control such as floods, droughts, cattle prices, crop prices, etc. This inconsistency leads to challenges when it comes to supporting family-owned operations. Nebraska landowners, Natalie and Luke Kovarik, are new to LandTrust but are looking forward to the possibilities that the partnership can bring to their operation in the coming seasons. 

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Authentic Outdoor Moments Created with Kalkomey

LandTrust exists to open access to millions of acres of private working lands for unique outdoor experiences. The trust that must exist between landowner and recreator is crucial, that is why it’s in our name. As the third party platform, we trust not only that our landowners will be honest and our recreators respectful, but that they will also be well-educated. Which is why we are proud to partner with Kalkomey, a platform that develops courses, education materials, and systems that make outdoor recreation safe and easily accessible.

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Productive Winter for Landowners

Our landowners have been busy at work on their farms and ranches the last few months. With fall  harvest, gearing up for winter and prepping for calving in the spring - the action never stops! However, many of our landowners use January/February to take a deep breath, reflect on the previous year and plan for their upcoming goal operations. This year, we've seen many of our current landowners seeking ways to improve the quality of their listing by including game cameras, researching blinds, and investing in small cabins or other lodging arrangements. Additionally, they are considering expanding their recreation access by adding more activities to their listing. 

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The Future of Land Ownership

"There's an old adage - buy land, they're not making more of it."

A while back, our LandTrust CEO and Founder, Nic De Castro, sat down with Jacob Hendrix, the host at Roadcast, to discuss the future of land ownership. Roadcast is a youtube channel that shares interesting stories of inspirational and design-minded people. Their motto is to uncover design inspiration wherever the road leads...

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Her First Hunting Experience

Colton Kramer made a promise to his girlfriend this year that he would take her deer hunting for the first time and that it would be a great experience. But when his plans to take her to a friend’s ranch suddenly fell through, he turned to LandTrust.

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