Mark and Kim McCollum named New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau Farm Family of the Year

Mark and Kim McCollum named New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau Farm Family of the Year

Mark and Kim McCollum, ranchers near Ft. Sumner, New Mexico, were named Farm Family of the Year by the state's largest agriculture organization at the 98th annual meeting of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau.

The McCollums have managed ranches in New Mexico and Texas, including the well-known OxBow ranch near Turkey, Texas before returning home to the ranch at Ft. Sumner in the mid-1990s.  In 1989, Mark and his brother Dr. Ted McCollum bought McCollum Cattle Company from their father.  The company branched out into the feeder cattle business, pasturing yearlings in New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Nebraska. Shortly thereafter the company purchased a preconditioning feed yard near Clovis.

 Mark was first added to the De Baca county Farm Bureau board of directors at 18 years old and has served the organization since. With all their adventures and accomplishments, Mark and Kim will immediately point to their family as their greatest accomplishment. The biggest source of joy and accomplishment lies with their children: son Ryan and wife Kelsey, their children Lacey and Colby, and their daughter Megan with husband Brennan and their children, Branson and Bosten. 

 “Mark and Kim are an exemplary Farm Bureau Family and have worked tirelessly through their Farm Bureau activities to promote the beef community in our state,” said Craig Ogden, President of the New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau. “We thank the McCollum family for all they do.”

Mark and Kim McCollum, ranchers near Ft. Sumner, New Mexico, were named Farm Family of the Year by the state's largest agriculture organization at the 98th annual meeting of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau.