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100 e Land Report 92/ Fanjul Family 160,000 ACRES After fleeing Castro's Cuba, the Fanjul brothers founded FLORIDA CRYSTALS in Palm Beach County. CEO Alfonso Fanjul and COO Pepe Fanjul own two sugar mills and a sugar refinery along with the brands Domino and C&H. Florida Crystals remains the only producer of certified organic sugar. Earlier this year, the brothers were inducted into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame. oversee the heritage ranch, where cowboys on horseback keep an eye on some 50,000 cattle wandering the rugged, high-elevation terrain. 90/ Sugg Family 166,655 ACRES Brothers Joel Sugg and Cal Sugg Jr. inherited a cattle business on land soggy with oil. Today, they lease out grazing and mineral rights on ranches near San Angelo, Texas. Joel and his wife are fixtures in Santa Fe where Suzanne has served on the boards of several cultural 84/ Bridwell Heirs 180,000 ACRES In the 1920s, Joseph Sterling Bridwell (1885–1966) leased acreage from W.T. Waggoner of Waggoner Ranch fame. His resulting success led to the development of the BRIDWELL OIL COMPANY. At its height, the company owned 700 wells in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Montana. Bridwell also purchased ranches in Archer and Clay counties that carry 6,000 head of livestock. 84/ Haynes Family 180,000 ACRES H.C. HAYNES INC. is a family-owned forest products company based in Maine. The family has been in the timber business for generations. Herbert C. Haynes (1930–2007) learned his trade alongside his father at logging camps Herbert G. ran in the Maine woods. Son Jay Haynes and sisters Ginger and Barbara work at the corporate office in Winn, Maine. 86/ Kennedy Family 177,000 ACRES Peter Maximus Kennedy (1922–2009) shepherded Dominick & Dominick, one of Wall Street's oldest continuously operated firms, through the bear market of the late 1960s. Its survival was a testament to his leadership. He subsequently formed the family-held Eighteen Seventy Corporation, whose assets include the GI RANCH in the shadow of the Ochoco National Forest some 90 miles east of Bend, Oregon. 87/ Mike Mechenbier 171,923 ACRES Mechenbier founded 4 DAUGHTERS LAND & CATTLE in 1986, naming the business for the children he raised with his wife, Kathy. The rancher reserves about a quarter of his 330-square-mile ranch in Central New Mexico as a habitat for elk, antelope, foxes, and wild mustangs, which DNA testing indicates descended from the Iberian horses brought to the New World 500 years ago by the Spanish conquistadors. 88/ Broadbent Family 170,000 ACRES With land in Southwest Wyoming, King's Peak in Utah, and California's Imperial Valley, the Broadbents have run cattle, sheep, and farming operations for generations. Today, the family specializes in Rambouillet sheep. The family also pursues opportunities in timber, hunting, and wind energy. 88/ Irwin Heirs 170,000 ACRES What's missing from Northern Arizona's O RO RANCH? Power lines, paved roads, and mobile phone service. The children of John Irwin II organizations, including the International Folk Art Market and the Taos Art Museum. 91/ Jones Sisters 166,000 ACRES The late Aaron Jones's daughters — Becky, Kathy, and Jody — oversee the sawmill business their father established in Lane County, Oregon. The company's mills are capable of producing more than 650 million board feet per year of premium grade green and dry Douglas fir lumber and studs. The company prides itself on utilizing virtually 100 percent of each log that enters its mills. 92/ Cogdell Family 160,000 ACRES Patriarch D.M. Cogdell bought a yearling stallion and 10 fillies from King Ranch nearly seven decades ago, the origins of a prestigious breeding program that remains widely admired today. Cogdell's four children, Penny, Rank, Dick, and Jim, continue their father's legacy as co-owners of the historic TULE RANCH, a cattle-and-hay outfit in the Texas Panhandle. 134 L ANDREP ORT.COM e LandReport | WINTER 20 18

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