Twice a year, the Billings Farm & Ranch Brokers and the Southwest Montana Farm & Ranch Brokers get together for a joint meeting at noon at the American Legion located at 110 Third Avenue in Big Timber, Montana. At these meetings, land brokers and other rural real estate industry professionals get together to network, hear a presentation on a topic relative to the rural Montana land market, and share new listings as well as discuss properties they are looking for on behalf of buyers.
There are two presenters for this meeting. One will be Jeff Mosley, Professor of Range Science & Extension Range Management Specialist, Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Montana State University. His subject will be Open Range Law vs Herd District Law (cattle & horses) and Montana Fence Law. These laws are county specific and and Jeff will discuss the differences and where laws the apply.
The other presenter will be Nic De Castro, founder and CEO of LandTrust (based in Bozeman) who will give a short presentation on a new app that is addressing the problems with managing hunting and fishing access for private landowners. LandTrust is providing an opportunity for private land owners to generate alternative income streams from their land & land stewardship practices. “Whether you’ve got 10,000 acres or 1 acre, as long as it offers access for sportsmen to pursue their hunting and fishing passions, you can list your property on LandTrust and start making money from bookings today. You set the price and the rules for the use of your land.”
The meeting will begin with a free lunch catered by Bill’s Place Diner & Catering of Melville. Non-members are welcome to attend. Andy Rahn usually attends, and projects the Montana Land Source map application on a large screen to show maps of new property listings.