Cedar Sap and Fences, no it’s not a country song. Rather it’s what makes up the week of this college student. Along with road trips, exams, and sharing the stories I have to tell.
The six weeks following Spring Break generally consist of exams, papers, and projects, but I lucked out this semester. I really only have one paper and one project to complete, much easier than the four 10-page papers that were due this time last semester. I really lucked out these first two weeks with nothing due for any classes. Have no fear though, I am finding plenty to fill my time. This week I am back on the job-search trail, heading for the Texas Panhandle for an interview and some feedyard visits.
This weekend I decided to take advantage of the warmer weather to spend some time outside clearing fencerows. Since I have been in college, I have resorted to working for different professors, producers, and individuals in the area instead of having a steady job in town. This allows me to make my own schedule, make extra room for studying when needed, and spend some much-needed time out of town. I have done a little bit of everything working freelance like fence building, feeding horses and cattle, yard work, cleaning up pasture brush, and even learning a little about house construction. It has made for a very interesting four years.
Ryan Goodman works in grassroots advocacy as a communications consultant with beef cattle farmers and ranchers across the United States. He is a proud alumnus of Oklahoma State University, with studies focusing on cattle reproduction and nutrition. Ryan's experience in the beef industry range from family farms and ranches in several states to large feedlots and non-profit policy organizations.
Ryan is an avid trail and ultrarunner, proudly showing how beef can be an important part of a healthy diet and active lifestyle. Find Ryan on social media as @BeefRunner.
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