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is a fifth generation family owned and operated commercial cattle ranch located in eastern Colorado.  Our family has been running cattle and caring for the arid prairie rangeland here in Kit Carson since 1907.  As we look towards future generations on the Flying Diamond Ranch, we remain steadfast in managing a financially sustainable operation by continually improving our cattle, enhancing our natural resources and persevering our close family relationships.

Ranching with Family

Working with Nature

Scott and Jean Johnson

Scott and his wife, Jean, began managing Scott's family ranch in 1988. Since then, they have raised four children on the ranch and are very proud of each one of them today. Scott was an early adopter of Allan Savory's Holistic Ranch Management and has implemented these practices on the ranch for over 30 years.

Jen and Jay Livsey

Jen and her husband, Jay, a school teacher, live in Denver, Colorado where they are raising their daughter Collins. Jen is the first female to graduate from the King Ranch Institute of Ranch Management and today oversees the ranch's rotational grazing plan. Outside of the ranch, she is a full time drought insurance agent for Texas Farm Credit.

Will and Lauren Johnson

Will Johnson and his wife, Lauren, live full time on the Flying Diamond Ranch and oversee day to day management. After becoming a Marine Corps Officer, Will returned home to the ranch to work full time with Scott and Jean. He has been managing day to day ranch operations since 2009.

Myles and Katie Johnson

Myles Johnson and his wife, Katie, live in Idalia, Colorado where Myles is the school principal. Katie works remotely as an accountant for USA Archery. She also manages the books for the ranch. Both are very involved on ranch work days.

Charles and Kaitlin Johnson

Charlie and his wife, Kaitlin, currently live in Colorado Springs where Charlie works part-time for the ranch on leased property just outside of the Springs. He also works with Jen at Texas Farm Credit. His wife Kaitlin works full time for the El Pomar Founation.