The American Rancher series, hosted by Pam Minick, began in the fall of 2004. It has become a brilliant program, dedicated to bringing audiences in touch with the people and places that make ranching an American lifestyle.
The American Rancher is a half-hour television series that continues to reach a vast audience through RFD-TV. It is produced in a magazine style format, featuring livestock producers, their ranches, livestock and ranching practices, along with occasional personalities as primary show guests or program topics. Alongside the primary show guest, the show periodically includes a segment designed for young people called "The Young American Rancher." These stories briefly profile youth and young people from ages 7-25 that are involved with livestock, FFA, 4H, Rodeo or their family operation.
Each week, Pam Minick takes viewers on an informative visit to different ranching operations and to meet the people that run them with stylish enthusiasm and warmth. Pam is a former Miss Rodeo America who has a distinguished career in both rodeo competition and in television. She has years of experience as an on-camera personality and it shows. She has been honored with awards from national institutions of western culture and achievement including the 1999 Tad Lucas Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, 2000 inductee into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, 2004 inductee into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Fort Worth and was the recipient of 2006 Great Woman of Texas award.
The American Rancher has had a number of interesting shows and guests over the several years. These have included such topics as: The Sale of Champions, California Ranching, Cattle in the Bayou, Midwest Cattle Dogs, Ochoco Valley Elk and the Feed Efficiency Special. Some of the cattle ranching seed stock program featured guests include: Holden Herefords, Quaker Hill Farm, Cross Diamond Cattle Company, Basin Angus, Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Profit Maker Bulls, Willow Oak Cattle Ranch and Three Trees Ranch. The show has also featured the Bellamy Brothers from their Florida Ranch, the Braunvieh Association and Breeder profiles, as well as a special on DNA markers from Pfizer Animal Genetics over the past few months. Superior Productions staff have all contributed info-segments and stories over the past few months including: The All American Beef Battalion, Inside Bucking Bulls, The National Ranching Heritage Center and Red Steagall's Cowboy Roundup.
You can always expect to see the people and personalities that keep the ranching spirit alive. The American Rancher continues to provide ranch owners the opportunity to showcase their operations, while at the same time sharing the experience of ranching with RFD-TV viewers in a real way.