The Ranch Investor Podcast | Montana Land Source

The Ranch Investor Podcast

Ranch Investor podcast

Andrew Rahn and Montana Land Source are proud to be part of the land investment podcasts.  Along with co-host Colter DeVries, we give unique insider-perspective to local and regional land markets, as well as processes and procedures that prospective land investors may take to accomplish their goals of becoming a land investor, giving specific tools and aspects used to analyze ranch values and markets.

We interview industry experts and share our knowledge on how to invest in and manage your own operation.  On the podcasts, we reference specific consultants, managers, brokers, appraisers, tools and resources.

Andy Rahn podcasts



Andy has been a guest on some other great podcasts, check them out here:

How Will Montana’s High Land Values Impact its Landscape?

How will Montana's High Land Values Impact its Landscape?


Mapped Out with Andy Rahn


The Ranch Investor podcasts are available here, and anywhere you access podcasts.

All episodes:

July 24th 2021

Putting it all together; over the past year and a half we have discussed community relationships, absentee owners, holistic management, regenerative agriculture, new technologies, education, making

July 10th 2021

“When we started, we were hoping to do $15,000,000 per year in ranch sales.We are doing several deals a year of that size alone now.”Roger “Jake” Jacobs gives us his 30+ years of experience in auct

June 27th 2021

Is the best ranch investment you can make the time and expense of educating yourself and your people?Ranches and ranch-lands are an investment, at this point in our series we know that this asset i

June 13th 2021

Carbon markets are currently one of the hottest, most talked about topics in ranch investing.  And why not?  As one of the most promising solutions for combating climate change, there is the potent

May 29th 2021

Blockchain, NFTs, Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, Tokenized Investing… What does this all mean for ranch investing?Tune in to hear our thought-leader, Certified Financial Advisor, and Chartered

May 14th 2021

Within your “bundle of rights” for ranch, ownership could be minerals.

May 1st 2021

How do we navigate the gentrification of western lands and communities?  What impact does this have on the culture of rural communities?  We hear from one of the most experienced conservation easem

April 16th 2021

With over 30 years of experience as an Accredited Farm Manager who has professionally administered some of the largest and most diverse farms and ranches in the US, hear what actually goes in to be

April 2nd 2021

Are “environmental markets” the future for Ranch Investors?Hear what the guys from think about carbon credits, habitat offsets, and the future of solar, wind, ecosystem services.Offi

March 20th 2021

Everyone thinks it’s a great idea, but most are skeptical it will work. Does this sound like the makings of a wildly successful entrepreneur?

March 6th 2021

Don’t listen to the coffee-shop talk, it’s not that simple. What a complex, surprising, unusual, and truly intriguing, and exciting year 2020 was to launch a podcast about Ranch Investing.

January 16th 2021

Want to know what goes on behind the scenes here at Ranch Investor Podcast? In this episode, we invite our audience to actively participate in the production of our high-quality content.

January 1st 2021

Don't be "that guy"... without looking across the fence and making value-judgments of our neighbors, Jess Peterson eloquently states how you can do more with your ranch investment.

December 18th 2020

How do you maximize the value of your water rights, if you have any water rights at all? Do you even know if these have intrinsic value or are they simple smoke-and-mirrors?

December 4th 2020

Estate and Tax Planning Specialist Joel Silverman of Silverman Law and MTBIZVLOG joins us to talk about the do's and don'ts of Opportunity Zone investing for Farm and Ranch.Joel Silverman, CEO and

November 21st 2020

Free government money in farming and ranching!? Ranch investing must be a "can't lose" proposition!!!

November 8th 2020

How do you prepare your ranch for the worst while planning for the best? Property rights, water rights, and legislation covered herein...

October 23rd 2020

Are there benefits to using cover crops in a livestock operation? How about a hunting and fishing ranch, or is this another "foo-foo" program that will not stand the test of time?

October 9th 2020

Why are ranches SO DAMN Expensive? Or are they?? In this episode the hosts discuss their frustrations on pricing ranches, observations in the market, and why this is a very imperfect process.

September 25th 2020

Want to know how to do it right?

September 11th 2020

What is your exit plan and how do you avoid paying the piper on all that taxable-gain you've just incurred from the sale of your ranch? Don't have a ranch but want one?

August 28th 2020

One of the most experienced appraisers in Montana joins us for this episode in which Colter gets down to business, even challenging Jim on some of his past work.

August 14th 2020

What the heck is going on with the ranch land markets!?? Without having a glass-ball to forecast the future, is now the time buy?

July 31st 2020

Do landowners even know what they have these days? What are all the rights associated with owning a ranch? Joining us in this episode is Trent Johnson.

July 17th 2020

Keep your cards close to your vest and never disclose your motivation, is it that easy? "Buyer Motivations" are a factor that drives any market.

May 15th 2020

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a Ranch Investor?In this episode we detail some of the specific tools and aspects used to analyze ranch values and markets.We give unique insider-perspect