Dave Pratt is one of the world's most respected authorities on sustainable ranching. He has taught the Ranching for Profit School in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia and Africa. Dave grew up on a small ranch and worked for cattle and sheep ranchers in Northern California. In addition to his practical roots, Dave holds BS and MS degrees from the University of California and Washington State University. A Range and Livestock Advisor with the University of California Cooperative Extension Service for 14 years, Dave researched management intensive grazing and strategic issues impacting the sustainability of ranches. While with the University, he earned a reputation for innovative teaching with a practical edge. Dave was instrumental in developing the Sustainable Ranching Research & Education Project, a large-scale, long-term effort to develop, research and demonstrate economic, environmental and socially sustainable ranching practices. In 1991 Dave started working with Stan Parsons, who created the Ranching for Profit School and founded Ranch Management Consultants. In 1999 Dave became CEO of Ranch Management Consultants, Inc.