I have known Jose Miranda of Rocking TT Bar for 15 years. In that time I have seen his forward thinking approaches to agriculture and sustainability create numerous improvements for the Carbondale and Roaring Fork Valley ranching community. I partnered with Jose as a marketing and branding volunteer on a visionary project to reinvent a local ranch in order to save it from subdivision and development. Jose’s proposal was to transform the ranch into a living herd that has a community of learning, teaching and events working in collaboration with local, governments and residents. It was an honor to sit beside and support such a unique collaborative conversation coming to life.
Additionally I have seen Jose develop composting toilet systems and a physical dairy for Sustainable Settings, a local working and learning farm in our valley. Jose’s ideas and implementation Helped the farm expand their offerings and work through challenges with local county guidelines and estranged relations prior to Jose. He transformed this non-profit’s capacities in his time there.
Bottom line, Jose and his Rocking TT bar are visionaries in the ranching community. Now that Jose is able to focus his energies toward his own company I am excited to see what this man will create through ideas and implementation to help our local and national ranchers and their communities.