Women in Ranching Program Director
Amber Smith has been living and working in rural America since 2004, beginning at The Home Ranch in Colorado, where she worked as a wrangler. She was Director of Activities for a rural nursing home in Nebraska, and developed riding programs for 4-H youth. Over the past five years in Eastern Montana, she has been writing and editing works regarding Holistic Management. She currently serves on her local school board, library board, the Council on Aging and Big Dry Transit boards of Garfield County. She and her husband are raising their two children and working to steward a 53,000-acre ranch in Cohagen, Montana. Her passion revolves around working with others to build a future in which rural families thrive. WLA’s Women in Ranching has most recently provided her a platform on which to continue rural community building through supporting feminine leadership on the large working landscapes of Montana.
Stories by Amber Smith
The road I traveled to attend my first gathering of Women in Ranching began with this innocuous Facebook message from a friend: “Hi! Do you have any availability to leave the ranch in March? There is a ‘women in ranching’ group convening here in CA that I think you might be into, they would fly you out.”