Hey, that's a familiar face on the cover of the 2024 Range Magazine calendar. For those who haven't seen the "2024 Real Buckaroo Calendar"--- Custer, Montana rancher Casey Mott is featured on the cover.

We caught up with Casey, a Marine Corps veteran, recently during our coverage of the Montana Farm Bureau convention. The Prairie Star also did a profile on him and his family back in 2021.

The "2024 Real Buckaroo Calendar" features "superb images of buckaroos, cowboys, sheep, horses and dogs" and can be purchased through the Range Magazine website.

Speaking of Range Magazine, for those who love the West- it is a must-read publication. Range Magazine publisher CJ Hadley was in Montana back in September just to enjoy some time off and take in a long range shooting course. Thankfully, she joined us in studio to talk about her incredible career.

I knew that CJ Hadley was the top dog at Range Magazine since she started the publication back in 1989, but I thought I better ask her what her title was anyway. I'm the editor and publisher, but mostly I'm the broke son of a b*tch who owns the damn thing, is what she told me.

It was really cool to hear more of her personal story, and why five ranchers approached her to start the publication in the first place. She grew up in England. How is it that the daughter of a British steelworker came to lead this publication fighting for ranchers, loggers, miners and the rest of us here in the American West?

CJ described coming to America, and how worried she is for our future.

CJ Hadley: It's the most beautiful, exquisite place in the world, and she's going down. And the ones that are going to save it are the real producers, which are farmers, ranchers, loggers, and miners. And they're the most important people in the world. Civilizations fail when agriculture fails. That's what's happening. We're right on the edge. I'm worried. I am scared. I weep for it. And these farmers and ranchers, if they don't stick together, we're gonna lose them.

Click here for our previous story about CJ.

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