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Chantz Smith

Interim Ranch Manager, Maxwell Ranch
Hired as Interim Ranch Manager in the spring of 2024, Chantz is an integral part of daily operations, making decisions related to budgeting and herd management, consistently maintaining humane animal handling practices.

Chantz assists in the authorization and implementation of research and student involvement projects conducted on the premises of Maxwell Ranch and/or involving the use of the ranch herd, supporting and serving the University by optimizing ranch assets to create a model 21st Century working cattle ranch.