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Gambling On Grass
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:43 AM CDT

Jon Taggart knows what it's like to have the grand plan. He also knows what it's like when the grand plan just doesn't work out like you think it will.

Armed with a diploma from Texas A&M in 1979, Taggart dreamed of starting a ranch. But he didn't have any land or family connections to get started. So he took a gamble and started looking for land to rent.

Through the 1980s and 1990s, the cattleman leased several ranches, eventually landing at Grandview Ranch, just outside the small Texas town by the same name.

"I tried it all," he says ...

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