Verifier - Oklahoma
Kenny Heman has years of ranching experience beginning on the family ranch near Green Castle in northern Missouri. His family had a cow/calf operation and ran stockers on the gain. As the economy softened in the late 80’s and the family ranch was pushed to support two families, he accepted a position managing a 10,000+ acre cow/calf ranch in Western KS, and later spent nearly ten years with Kearny County Feeders near Lakin, KS under Pat Koons learning the feed yard business.
When his oldest daughter finished high school in 2000, the family moved south seeking more opportunities. Kenny and his wife, Lori, developed and maintained a profitable, self-employed business model providing professional services in cattle management and problem solving. He also developed and trained high-quality ranch horses as well as cattle & hog dogs using them in the field. He was a reserve pro-official for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and travelled the country judging PRCA rodeos.
For the last seven years, he has managed a 20,000+ acre cow/calf operation near Daisy in southeastern Oklahoma.