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Department of Animal Sciences


Black Leg Ranch Internship

Black Leg Ranch is again offering an internship opportunity for the upcoming summer. The program will run from May 17th – August 13th (dependent on college schedule). Students will have the opportunity to earn college credits upon successful completion of the internship.

The ranch is a family-owned operation consisting of 17,000 deeded acres. The headquarters are located 7 miles SE of McKenzie, ND, or 25 miles SE of Bismarck. We are a commercial cow/calf operation with 700 cows and graze an additional 2,000 head of cows in the summer. We also have a 300 head herd of bison on the ranch. In addition, we operate several ag-related ventures on the ranch. Rolling Plains Adventures, a full-service hunting/outfitting operation, Black Leg Events, an agri-tourism operation, Black Leg Brewery, and Black Leg Ranch Meats, using our own sourced cattle and bison.

The application to apply and more information can be found here