Meet Dan O'Brien


In Part II of our “Meet the Family” video series, Founder and Carbon Cowboy of Wild Idea Buffalo Company, Dan O'Brien shares how he got started in bison ranching.

So, give a watch, and a listen to Dan's story of how he was doing “regenerative agriculture before it was cool.”


  • Posted on by kerry D Gyekis
    Dear Dan and family, I’ve followed you through your books for many years. I believe I have all of them. Just so you know…I use your writings as well as Mitchners to rejuv. having read your books again and again, when needed. I’ve also sent for and received some of your great buffalo meat. I believe I am probably due for more. Kerry Gyekis
  • Posted on by Mick Whaley

    Dan, as a long time customer, who first learned about your intent in bringing the Buffalo back to the grasslands of the Dakota’s via a PBS documentary, I can not be more happy that you had the forethought, energy and perseverance to pursue this endeavor. Please do not ever forget to realize how many of us appreciate all of your efforts. In a time when many are dubiously labeled heroes, to the extent that the term has been marginalized, your Wild Idea has been a great example of what a person of ethics can achieve. One of my favorite Brewer and Shipley songs titled, Rock Me On the Water, starts with the lyric: Oh people, look around you, The signs are everywhere, You’ve left it for somebody other than you To be the one to care….Well Dan you did NOT leave it for somebody other than you to be the one to care. Thank you so much for all that you do, mentally, physically and in every way.

  • Posted on by Tom Conners

    Great Job Dan! The Videos are a must to view, get the mood set daily😊

  • Posted on by Vernon Cross

    Herein is the story of the Green New Deal in microcosm. Here’s hoping the youthful folks just starting to get elected to our federal legislative bodies get a load of what you’ve already managed to get done. Wait ‘til they digest what Wild Idea is in the hallowed halls of D.C., if they haven’t already. How can I send a gift basket with your book to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ office?

  • Posted on by Phyllis Kerr

    Thank you Dan, for the care you give to our earth. .

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