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Virginia H. Harris Progressive Farmer Associate Editor
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:46 AM CST

Max Wilson doesn't sound like the typical ranch kid. At 16, he describes himself as a filmmaker who's interested in architecture. In fact, he doesn't even live on a ranch. He calls Manhattan -- as in New York City -- home.

Yet, he can identify quality forage grasses, calculate suitable stocking rates, and debate the pros and cons of antibiotic use.

So how did this urban teenager come to possess ranching skills?

Well, Wilson isn't entirely disconnected from the Lonestar state. His dad runs Black Angus cattle on the family ranch, near Fort McKavett. He also picked up a few ...

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