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Labor Relations Radio, E72—From American Warriors to Cowboys: An interview with Bear Hug Cattle Company's Ben Minden

A non-profit that provides vocational training for America's military veterans to pursue careers in the ranching community.

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Image: Ben Minden, Founder of Bear Hug Cattle Company

When our nation’s military veterans are leaving military life, some find post-military life in a cubicle or on a factory or warehouse floor lacking the mission-driven, team-oriented life they were accustomed to.

With a shortage of Americans entering the ranching industry, Bear Hug Cattle Company (BHCC) is a 501(c)(3) that provides vocational training to veterans pursuing a career in the industry.

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BHCC’s 10-week training program involves working on several ranches in Colorado Montana, and Wyoming. Participants learn horsemanship and, as well, nearly every facet of basic ranching skills—from brandings to cattle drives.

On this episode of Labor Relations Radio, Bear Hug Cattle Company Founder and President Ben Minden shares the history of BHHC which began in 2019 after Ben served in the 101st Airborne Division and 3rd Ranger Battalion.

Ben is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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