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100 e Land Report 82/ Williams Family 182,450 ACRES Incorporated in 1883, PITCHFORK RANCH is 80 miles east of Lubbock but also includes property in Oklahoma's Jefferson County. In addition to cattle, the family also benefits from substantial mineral revenues. Pitchfork wells have produced millions of barrels of oil. The ranch has long been known for its signature Pitchfork Gray, a charcoal-colored horse with a distinctive black mane. 83/ Durrett Family 182,000 ACRES Established by Delmar Durrett, the family's ranching operation has since been expanded and is run by Robert and Allen Durrett and their children. Based in Amarillo, the Durretts run an Angus and Angus cross cow- calf operation in the Texas Panhandle and Eastern New Mexico. Their cattle wear the HAPPYDDS brand in Delmar Durrett's honor. 80/ Offutt Family 190,000 ACRES Founded in 1964, R.D. OFFUTT FARMS is a family-owned potato farming operation based in Fargo, North Dakota. The company actively engages research teams at the University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University to develop the most environmentally- friendly practices while maintaining high-quality crops. The Offutts also own RDO EQUIPMENT CO., which sells and services agriculture, construction, environmental, positioning, surveying, and irrigation equipment from manufacturers including John Deere, Vermeer, and Topcon. 79/ Skiles Family 195,000 ACRES Veterinarian Clifford Skiles Jr. owns 10 ranches and farms on more than 100,000 acres in Nebraska, Texas, and New Mexico. In 2015, Dr. Skiles and son Trey were honored for their conservation practices on the SKILES FAMILY BRAZOS RIVER FARM, where they use pivot irrigation, recycle excess water, and regularly add gypsum to improve soil quality. 80/ Stewart & Lynda Resnick 190,000 ACRES A serial entrepreneur, Stewart Resnick has applied his Midas touch to enterprises as varied as janitorial services and burglar alarms and to brands such as Teleflora and the Franklin Mint. In the 1970s, he bought 2,500 acres of oranges and lemons in Kern County that were being fire saled. This was followed by much larger tracts that companies such as Mobil and Prudential Life were eager to sell. Today, the couple's $4 billion WONDERFUL COMPANY produces scores of high-quality, healthy products such as Wonderful Halos Mandarins, Wonderful Pistachios, Wonderful Almonds, and POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice on their acreage in California and Texas. FIJI Water? Not quite. It's bottled on the island of Viti Levu. RESNICK PAVILION The Resnicks commissioned Italian architect Renzo Piano to design this 45,000-square-foot museum space at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 132 L ANDREP ORT.COM e LandReport | WINTER 20 18

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