James Cochran grew up on a cow/calf operation in northeastern Oklahoma. He received his degrees from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in Farm & Ranch Management and Applied Sciences. He is also active in the Oklahoma Cattlemans Association, National Cattlemans Association and Cherokee County Cattlemans Association.
James has spent a lifetime in cattle ranching operations and other livestock marketing endeavors. He has handled many large ranch sales all across the state of Oklahoma.
He currently runs a cow/calf operation in Cherokee County and is co-owner of Oklahoma Land Brokers, Cochran & Associates Real Estate and The Cochran Referral Group.
James’ business headquarters are in Tahlequah. James is married to his wife Amy and they have two children, Tiffany and Blake.
James’ vast knowledge and experience in the cattle business is what sets him apart from most real estate land brokers. He has a large network of contacts in the industry as well as a great understanding of pasture management, herd management and marketing and knows what it takes to make an operation profitable as well as marketable.
Bev’s Professional Experience (30 years plus):
Gentry (Arkansas) Chamber of Commerce Executive Director – 2006 to 2016
Day Spring Christian Card Company – Southeast United States Sales – 1998 to 2006
Community Publishers Newspapers (newspaper editor and sales) – 1989 to 2006
Newspaper and radio sales – NW Oklahoma – 1980 to1988
Cattle Producer – 1988 to Present
Poultry Producer – 2001 to 2015
Poultry Partners, Inc. Director – 2005 to 2012.
Bev was the director of poultry-based programs for seven years including working with the OSU Poultry Extension Service, the University of Arkansas Extension Service, Winrock International, poultry companies, state representatives and senators, federal officials and the USDA.
Al’s Professional Experience (30 years plus):
Licensed Salesperson in Oklahoma – 2016
Poultry Producer (Raising broilers for Peterson Farms, Tyson Foods and Simmons Foods) 2001 to 2015
Cattle Producer – 1988 to Present (currently raising Registered Charolais)
Propane Service Technician for poultry farms (Peterson Farms) – 1990 to 2001
Tire sales throughout Arkansas and Oklahoma – 1978 to 1990
Oklahoma Charolais Association – Northeast Oklahoma Director – 2014 to present
Son Roger Saunders and his wife Denise; Daughter Jodye Pool and her husband John; son Eric Saunders and his wife Shannon; 8 grandchildren, one grandson in law and one great-granddaughter.
We have been cattle producers for a big part of our lives. We both grew up on farms, our grandparents and parents were cattle producers and Bev’s parents, sisters and brothers were poultry producers. Agriculture runs deep through our veins. Even as we worked “in town” while our children were growing up, we were always connected to agriculture in some way. Our kids enjoyed showing livestock at the county fairs and 4-H and FFA were also big parts of their lives. After our youngest son went to college and a lease ran out on a farm we’d been leasing for the previous five years, we decided to buy the 540-acre cattle farm we live on today. That was in 1993.
A few years later, we bought a poultry farm near our cattle farm and raised broilers for the next 15 years. We learned to deal with both the ups and downs of the poultry business.
We also worked with poultry farmers to form an organization, Poultry Partners, Inc., in 2005 (active until 2012) which was an advocate to give a voice to farmers and also provide educational opportunities to poultry farmers.
This past year we sold the poultry farm so we could spend more time with God, family and our cattle farm.
Selling your farm or ranch:
We would like to put our lifetimes of agriculture experience to work for you. We are ready to work for you and your family if you would like to sell your property and commit to work hard to find buyers.
Having worked in both the poultry and cattle industries, we understand both the production-business and the financial-business sides of the industries.
We are honored to be working for and with two very experienced brokers, James and Amy Cochran, who have formed a new company, Oklahoma Land Brokers, in conjunction with their currently real estate company, Cochran & Associates Real Estate, LLC in Tahlequah Oklahoma that was established in 2005. They are very knowledgeable and experienced in marketing farms and ranches in Oklahoma.
If you are interested in a farm/ranch evaluation, please contact us. We would very much appreciate the chance to work for you.
Tim got his start in real estate sales in 2005, and focused more on farm and ranch sales. After owning and operating heavy equipment for years, he started buying commercial and residential rental property but kept his passion alive for agriculture.
Tim has a degree in agricultural from NEO A&M and studied at University of Arkansas. While working at the beef cattle research farm at the university he loved caring for cattle, pasture management, cutting edge technology in embryo transfer and feeds and feeding technology.
Tim is married to his wife of 30 years and has 2 children, one in college and one in high school. They live in Sapulpa, Oklahoma and have for 23 years. Serving people is a passion for Tim , he has served as a deacon for 6 years and as a current elder for the past 5 years at First Christian Church in Sapulpa. Well respected and well connected Tim would love the opportunity to serve you with your farm and ranch needs.