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John Ravenscroft

Rancher/Past County Comissioner

Nenzel, NE


John is the owner/operator of 3 Bar Cattle Co. in Cherry County, Nebraska, and has been a practitioner of Holistic Resource Management since 1989. He and his wife of 50 years, Cheryl, have three sons, Eric, Kevin, and Brant. In addition to the Sandhills Task Force, John is a member of the Nebraska Cattlemen, Cherry County Farm Bureau, Sandhills Cattle Association, and the Cherry County Veterans Post Chapter 90. He is active in his church and was a Cherry County Commissioner. He also served in the Vietnam War with the United States Army. As a young man, John enjoyed roping and competing in draft horse-pulling contests. Today his favorite activities on the ranch are moving cattle and monitoring grasses. He also enjoys spending time with his ten grandchildren and watching them play sports and participate in rodeo activities. In 2022 John and his family were honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition!

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