The Land Report

Winter 2017

The Magazine of the American Landowner is an essential guide for investors, landowners, and those interested in buying or selling land. The award-winning quarterly is known for its annual survey of America's largest landowners, The Land Report 100.

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108 The LandReport | W I N T E R 2 0 1 7 LANDREPORT.COM acres in California's Modoc County and Oregon's Lake and Klamath Counties. Shannon Kizer 302,000 acres up 34,000 acres Kizer turned down a basketball scholarship and instead bought himself a John Deere 8820 combine. At 20, he bought his first ranch – some 3,000 acres outside of Lingo, New Mexico – and has never looked back. He owns properties in Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Arizona, where he operates dairies and grows peanuts, corn, wheat, and hay. Llano Partners 295,000 acres While maintaining farming, ranching, and feedlot operations in Texas, New Mexico, and Florida, G. Hughes Abell also oversees his family's private investments in timber, oil and gas, and commercial real estate. De Louisiana native currently serves as second vice president and secretary/treasurer of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association as well as vice chairman of the Texas Water Foundation. boosted his total acreage this year with the acquisition of White Lake Ranch, 69,314 acres in New Mexico's Chaves County. "We buy for profitability, not eye appeal," says the New York entrepreneur. Soloviev's holdings are concentrated in Eastern Colorado, Eastern New Mexico, and Central Texas. In addition to cattle and grain, he is actively developing wind energy. Collins Family 311,400 acres Founded in Pennsylvania in 1855 by a 24- year-old railroad engineer named Truman "T.D." Collins, the family enterprise now includes forestland in the Northeast and the Pacific Northwest. Some 119,000 acres of the Collins' acreage stands in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains: FSC-certified black cherry hardwood forests with red and white oak, maple, ash, beech, and other varieties. Across the country, the 94,000-acre Collins Almanor Forest in Northern California's Sierra Nevadas – also noted for its sustainable practices – features fir, pine, and cedar. Collins Lakeview Forest totals 63,000 Hughes Family 390,000 acres Civic-minded Texans with a distinguished record of service regarding public lands and public parks, the Hugheses have been successful oil-and-gas operators for more than eight decades and have positions in North Texas's Barnett Shale, the Fayet- teville Shale in Arkansas, and the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. De family has invested profits in cattle ranches in Montana, Wyoming, and Texas. In addition to beef production, income is generated through hunting leases. Malone Mitchell 3rd 336,000 acres down 48,000 acres Dis Far West Texas native has established his Longfellow Ranch as one of the finest hunting properties in the Trans-Pecos. A full-service lodge welcomes guests; species found on the 500-square-mile Longfellow include elk, mule deer, dove, and quail. Stefan Soloviev 323,700 acres up 88,000 acres De 42-year-old Soloviev significantly The Land Report 100 No. 33 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 30 | 31 | For more than 160 years, the Collins family has owned forestland. Their first holdings were in Northern Pennsylvania. Current holdings also include California and Oregon. SHUTTERSTOCK

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