Pioneer Bluffs

Center for Flint Hills Ranching Heritage

Our Mission

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Located on the historic Rogler Ranch just north of Matfield Green, the Pioneer Bluffs Center for Flint Hills Ranching Heritage invites ranchers, locals, schools, and visitors seeking a Flint Hills experience to come along with us as we journey through time to explore our history, and join us as we examine contemporary ranching issues.

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Our hearts are filled with gratitude…

We give THANKS to donors, Match Day funders, staff and board of Emporia Community Foundation. You helped us raise more than we ever have for Match Day!! At Pioneer Bluffs, our hearts are filled with gratitude. Be watching for all the exciting good work we will be doing with your generous contributions!

More Tales from the Flint Hills

Read our January ’22 Newsletter: Ranching – and feeding cattle – is a year-round operation. At this time of year, we wonder what happens to cattle in the winter.  Read our newsletter to find out.

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Pioneer Bluffs Book Store

Please visit our online books store now featuring Flint Hills history, Kansas essays, poetry and more.

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