Joe Franklin


Certified Range Management Consultant, Certified Professional in Rangeland Management, Both Certification are through the Society for Range Management

Services Provided

I provide all kinds of services dealing with range management including, but not limited to the following: Ranch planning, establishing goals and objectives for your property, grazing plans, plant identification, brush management recommendations and methods to use, forage inventory, fencing recommendations, rangeland health assessments, management to achieve desired goals, water enhancements for livestock and wildlife, livestock kinds and numbers to consider, wildlife considerations, information on conservation programs available through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA), completing enhancement requirements for participants in a Conservation Stewardship (CSP) Contract with NRCS and contractor recommendations.

Regions Served

I provide services in Texas west of IH 35, New Mexico and Oklahoma.


I worked for the NRCS 34 ½ years before retiring in 2014. I began my consulting work shortly thereafter because of a need for ranch planning in the county I reside in and surrounding counties. There was also a need for consulting work for participants in a CSP contract with NRCS and have been assisting these participants since 2016. I have worked ranches on CSP enhancements in the Central Texas, Trans Pecos and Texas Panhandle areas. I have Range Management degrees from Texas Tech University and Texas A&M University.