WHO WE ARE

OUR HISTORY

In 2003, the Kansas Livestock Association formed the Kansas Livestock Association Ranchland Trust. Renamed the Ranchland Trust of Kansas (RTK) in 2008, RTK works in cooperative agreement with voluntary ranchers and conservation partners to create perpetual conservation easements. These partnerships help not only the environment, wildlife and ecosystems of Kansas but aid land stewards in achieving successful financial goals for their operations and family.

MISSION

To preserve Kansas’ ranching heritage and open spaces for future generations through conservation of working landscapes.

ACCREDITATION

RTK is one of over 450 accredited land trusts in America which protects 20 million acres of all land and easements held by a land trust. Accreditation is a voluntary program administered by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission which holds land trusts to a standard of best practices and ethics.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Barth Crouch

Board Chair

Tim Connell

Vice Chair
Attorney

Scott Strickland

Secretary/Treasurer
President Community America Insurance 

Tanja Harrison

7HAR Harrison Angus Ranch

Branch Manager Senior Vice President/Investments at Stifel Nicolaus

Frontier Farm Credit

Certified Angus Beef
Cody Cattle Company

J.P. Weigand & Sons Realtor

Creekside Capital Ltd.

Larson Farms

OUR TEAM

Executive Director

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AFFILIATE

Affiliate of the Kansas Livestock Association

The Ranchland Trust of Kansas is an affiliate of the Kansas Livestock Association. In 1894, cattlemen in Kansas discovered there was safety – and power – in numbers, and the Kansas Livestock Association was born. Now, over a century later, Kansas cattlemen still are banding together to protect their livelihood. The association continues to serve members by fulfilling its mission to: “Advance members’ common business interests and enhance their ability to meet consumer  demand.”

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OUR PARTNERS