How We Are Involved
With Our Community
"The mission of the trust is to continue operation of the MacGregor Ranch as a high mountain historic working cattle ranch and to support youth education. The mission will be carried out by maintaining the presence of a cattle and horse herd, preservation and interpretation of historic buildings and educational tours. The focus of the Ranch will be on quality experiences through respect for the land, the Ranch and its history for the future generations of tomorrow's leaders." In order to fulfill the Trust's mission the MacGregor Ranch staff and trustees are involved in many aspects of the community.
Since 1974 the Muriel L MacGregor Charitable Trust has given a scholarship to a graduating Estes Park senior. Over the course of the years the trust has awarded over half a million dollars in scholarship funds. This year’s recipient is Laura Fereday, who will be attending the University of Wyoming in the fall to study agriculture business. She received a $4,000 scholarship payable over 4 years. Laura aspires to continue on in graduate school and eventually become an agriculture lawyer.
Future Farmers of America
Recently, the Estes Park High School started a Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter and received an overwhelming response from interested students. The FFA's mission is "making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education." The MacGregor Ranch saw this new FFA chapter as another means of community involvement, but also realized the mission of the FFA fit hand in hand with our own, "to support youth education for future generations of tomorrow’s leaders". Today the MacGregor Ranch serves as an advisor to the Estes Park FFA Chapter, providing support to the both the teacher and students as well as spreading the good word about FFA in the community.
The MacGregor Ranch is proud to be a member of the Rooftop Rodeo and take part in the Rooftop Rodeo Parade that kicks off rodeo week in Estes Park every year. The Rooftop Rodeo is dedicated to "preserving the western heritage of the Estes Valley by producing and supporting activities for the education and enjoyment of its residents and visitors." What better a way than for the Ranch to take part in this community event to show our support for preserving the western heritage of the area, since we are the only remaining cattle ranch in Estes Park! Come see our hitch in this year's parade, July 10th at 10:30am on Main Street in Estes Park.
For more information you may Email: The Ranch Office
Estes Land Stewardship Association
In carrying out part of our mission "The focus of the Ranch will be on quality experiences through respect for the land" the MacGregor Ranch serves as a member of the Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA). ELSA is a volunteer organization committed to teaching land owners in the Estes Valley about land stewardship, especially the management and control of noxious weeds. Click Here for more information on what you can do in the fight against noxious weeds.