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2010 Nebraska Leopold winners Kalkowskis share tips to improve ranch resources

Gayle Smith

Courtesy photoThe Kalkowski family poses on the ranch, located near Lynch, NE. For the most part the family are all absentee landowners with jobs in town who return to the ranch to plant trees, make repairs and improvements, and care for the cattle.

“We come and we go, but the land is always here. And the people who live it and understand it are the people who own it – for a little while.” The meaning of this famous quote by Willa Cather of O Pioneers! is one Kay Lynn Kalkowski, and her late husband Larry, have instilled in their children.

“Larry taught his sons about the value of natural resources and that the land should always be left in better shape than it was when acquired. We think about the land we care for in five basic parts: the land itself, water, trees, wildlife, and the people entrusted as caretakers. Each of these is an essential component of good stewardship,” she explained while receiving the Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award in 2010.

The Kalkowski Family Ranches of Lynch, NE, were honored with the Leopold Conservation Award last year because of their outstanding stewardship practices and the improvements they’ve made over the years. The ranch, which was founded in 1957 by Larry and Kay Lynn, is now owned and managed by their sons: Jeff, Tim, Chris and John. During the recent Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney, Tim and Chris addressed the improvements they have made on the ranch and how such a large family is able to work together to achieve their goals.

“We come and we go, but the land is always here. And the people who live it and understand it are the people who own it – for a little while.” The meaning of this famous quote by Willa Cather of O Pioneers! is one Kay Lynn Kalkowski, and her late husband Larry, have instilled in their children.

“Larry taught his sons about the value of natural resources and that the land should always be left in better shape than it was when acquired. We think about the land we care for in five basic parts: the land itself, water, trees, wildlife, and the people entrusted as caretakers. Each of these is an essential component of good stewardship,” she explained while receiving the Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award in 2010.

The Kalkowski Family Ranches of Lynch, NE, were honored with the Leopold Conservation Award last year because of their outstanding stewardship practices and the improvements they’ve made over the years. The ranch, which was founded in 1957 by Larry and Kay Lynn, is now owned and managed by their sons: Jeff, Tim, Chris and John. During the recent Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney, Tim and Chris addressed the improvements they have made on the ranch and how such a large family is able to work together to achieve their goals.

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“We come and we go, but the land is always here. And the people who live it and understand it are the people who own it – for a little while.” The meaning of this famous quote by Willa Cather of O Pioneers! is one Kay Lynn Kalkowski, and her late husband Larry, have instilled in their children.

“Larry taught his sons about the value of natural resources and that the land should always be left in better shape than it was when acquired. We think about the land we care for in five basic parts: the land itself, water, trees, wildlife, and the people entrusted as caretakers. Each of these is an essential component of good stewardship,” she explained while receiving the Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award in 2010.

The Kalkowski Family Ranches of Lynch, NE, were honored with the Leopold Conservation Award last year because of their outstanding stewardship practices and the improvements they’ve made over the years. The ranch, which was founded in 1957 by Larry and Kay Lynn, is now owned and managed by their sons: Jeff, Tim, Chris and John. During the recent Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney, Tim and Chris addressed the improvements they have made on the ranch and how such a large family is able to work together to achieve their goals.

“We come and we go, but the land is always here. And the people who live it and understand it are the people who own it – for a little while.” The meaning of this famous quote by Willa Cather of O Pioneers! is one Kay Lynn Kalkowski, and her late husband Larry, have instilled in their children.

“Larry taught his sons about the value of natural resources and that the land should always be left in better shape than it was when acquired. We think about the land we care for in five basic parts: the land itself, water, trees, wildlife, and the people entrusted as caretakers. Each of these is an essential component of good stewardship,” she explained while receiving the Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award in 2010.

The Kalkowski Family Ranches of Lynch, NE, were honored with the Leopold Conservation Award last year because of their outstanding stewardship practices and the improvements they’ve made over the years. The ranch, which was founded in 1957 by Larry and Kay Lynn, is now owned and managed by their sons: Jeff, Tim, Chris and John. During the recent Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney, Tim and Chris addressed the improvements they have made on the ranch and how such a large family is able to work together to achieve their goals.

“We come and we go, but the land is always here. And the people who live it and understand it are the people who own it – for a little while.” The meaning of this famous quote by Willa Cather of O Pioneers! is one Kay Lynn Kalkowski, and her late husband Larry, have instilled in their children.

“Larry taught his sons about the value of natural resources and that the land should always be left in better shape than it was when acquired. We think about the land we care for in five basic parts: the land itself, water, trees, wildlife, and the people entrusted as caretakers. Each of these is an essential component of good stewardship,” she explained while receiving the Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award in 2010.

The Kalkowski Family Ranches of Lynch, NE, were honored with the Leopold Conservation Award last year because of their outstanding stewardship practices and the improvements they’ve made over the years. The ranch, which was founded in 1957 by Larry and Kay Lynn, is now owned and managed by their sons: Jeff, Tim, Chris and John. During the recent Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney, Tim and Chris addressed the improvements they have made on the ranch and how such a large family is able to work together to achieve their goals.

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