Van Baize, a native Texan, has a long and successful history as a community banker, rancher, and civic leader. Van graduated from Texas A&M University with an Animal Science Degree and currently operates a combination registered Black Angus, commercial cow calf and stocker cattle operation just north of Bowie, Texas. In addition to the real estate and ranching business, Van still works actively with numerous financial institutions providing consulting and inspection services for their agricultural portfolios. Van has over 35 years in agricultural and commercial lending experience.
Van is very well known throughout the banking, ranching, feedlot, and association circles throughout the United States. He recently retired as Branch President from Wellington State Bank in Bowie, Texas. He is actively involved in the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association currently serving as a Director and previously serving as Chairman and on the Executive Committee. Van has written articles about the cattle industry that have been published in Beef Magazine, Drovers Journal, and the Cattleman Magazine. He has a strong belief that information is the key to profitability and the sustainability of our industry and believes in passing this on to the next generation so that we can honor and preserve the ranching way of life.
Van is a civic leader being involved in 4-H and FFA projects, serving as the current Director of the Bowie Chamber of Commerce, being a member of the Montague County Agricultural Committee, Montague County Veterinary Medical Operations Disaster Recover Team, serving as Director of the Cross Timbers Commercial Steer Program, Past Finance Chairman for the Santa Fe District of the Boy Scouts of America, presenting programs for Agri-Life extension seminars on risk management, and the list goes on.
Van is a vital part of the Buford Resources Real Estate & Auction team and brings a plethora of knowledge and insight that will be valuable to buyers and sellers alike.