Kent has lived his entire life on the land that was homesteaded by his great grandparents, Abraham and Rebecca Smith. Growing up on the ranch, he learned the importance of hard work, honesty, and determination.
Kent and Faye were married in 1976 and have been ranching and expanding their operation ever since. They purchased the entire herd of Registered Angus Cows from the K Plus herd in 1988 and hosted their first annual bull sale in the spring of 1989. Since that time, a lot of changes have happened, but many things have stayed the same. They still concentrate on producing the type of cattle that will perform well and turn a profit for the commercial cattleman. The Smiths utilize a strong AI program, and strive for a strong, maternal cow herd.
Trevor and Amber have accepted an opportunity with Grasslands LLC in Montana.
Cameron is home now after attending UNL and is taking over a lot of
responsibility on the ranch.
ABRAHAM AND REBECCA SMITH
raised their three children on this ranch and spent their entire active lives here. They all worked together to improve their homestead. They planted many trees on what had once been barren land. We are now reaping the benefits of all their hard work and love of the land.
made their way from Iowa in the fall of 1884. They traveled in a covered wagon with their four children. They brought with them four horses, 30 head of cattle, a mower and a rake. Their dream was to own land, establish a home, and make a new life for their family. Their journey came to an end 27 miles southeast of Bassett, Nebraska in the heart of the Sandhills.
Kent, Faye, & Cameron -- Trevor, Amber, Aubrey & Teddy
raised two children on this ranch, Kent and his sister Rennae. Clarice continues to live in the house Ira built for Laura. George passed away in November 2000 following a battle with cancer. The family all miss him very much, but they plan to continue in the same tradition that he would have wanted.
Smith Angus Ranch
Kent, Faye and Cameron Smith