Wally Olson has been in ranching and the livestock business his whole life, doing everything from hauling hay and cleaning stalls to being the ranch manager and owner/operator. Since the mid-’80s, he’s been on the Kelley Ranch in Vinita, Oklahoma. He began as a manager, but started leasing the ranch 8 years ago to run his own cattle business.
That word “business” is important to Wally, so much so that, instead of simply retiring, he is spending time transferring what he’s learned about being a profitable producer to help the next generation. Wally teaches Livestock Marketing as taught to him by Bud Williams, saying “I was able to put Bud’s Marketing to work and learn how to implement it. Now I want to help others learn what Bud and Eunice were so kind to help me learn.”