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See Me as Independent – Mark

Name: MarkAge: 47Rancher Since: February 2019Favorite Hobby: Playing Video Games The dream of having a home you can call your own is shared by people all over the world. On Thursday, this lifelong dream finally came true for Mark. For the past two months, Mark has been patiently awaiting the arrival of his very own…

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Planting Poinsettias for the Future

The beautiful oceans of red and white have graced the greenhouses of Down Home Ranch for many years, but many of our friends have no idea of how this annual endeavor came to be. Let’s dive in… Horticulture was on the forefront of our founders’ minds from the beginning. Thanks to a gracious donor, the…

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See Me as a Leader – Alaina

Name: AlainaAge: 30Rancher Since: December 2010Favorite Hobby: Going to the movies with friends.“I enjoy serving as Mayor so that I can be the voice of the people.” Alaina served as Mayor for the DHR Village Council from January 2018 to January 2019. Village Council is a weekly opportunity for Ranchers to work together to identify…

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See Me as a Beekeeper – Ryan

Name: RyanAge: 30Rancher Since: July 2018Favorite Hobby: Exploring the Outdoors.Ryan was introduced to beekeeping at the 2016 Iowa State Fair. After hearing the beekeeper speak about the magnificent creatures that bees are, Ryan became convinced that beekeeping was his calling! As soon as he returned home to Texas, Ryan and his father began building seven…

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