FRIEND OF THE LAND- JULY 2022
Congratulations to Janie VanWinkle, our July Friend of the Land Winner!
Janie VanWinkle is a lifelong beef producer in western Colorado. Growing up in the Unaweep Canyon and later on the Dolores River between Gateway and Uravan, she learned about land, livestock and water from an early age while living in very rural areas.
Janie and husband, Howard, currently own and manage 550 head of cattle in Mesa County. Their son Dean graduated from Kansas State University this Spring and has returned to join the family business. Tayler, his wife, joined the team at the Ranch in 2021. Dean is the 5th generation to produce high quality protein in western CO.
VanWinkle Ranch has been committed to their direct-to-consumer marketing quality ground beef since 2017. This provides opportunities to connect directly to consumers/voters and help them put a face to production Agriculture. Food Bank of the Rockies is also a partner with VanWinkle Ranch to provide high quality protein to families that need it. Over 36,000# of ground beef has been sold to the Food Bank of the Rockies at a substantial discount in 2022.
Janie has a presence on social media on botth her personal page and the ranch page.
Janie’s Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009861065694