Kate is a former New Agrarian Program apprentice who has found her place ranching in the Blackfoot Valley of western Montana. She holds multiple degrees in Forestry and worked as a natural resource consultant across the Northern Rockies before deciding that land management needed a more holistic approach and she’d like to learn a little something about grasslands. After living in both rural and urban communities across the West, Kate has happily put down roots in the most vibrant and engaged rural community she has ever encountered. Kate splits her time between working cows on the Mannix Brothers Ranch and engaging local landowners in community-driven drought management for the Blackfoot Challenge, a grassroots conservation organization with a long history of success in collaborative resource management.
Activating Where You Are: Community Engagement in Rural Spaces