Author: Ryan Goodman

Ryan Goodman lives in Colorado, is an avid trail and ultrarunner, and works with farmers and ranchers to help them share their stories of agriculture and how food is raised. Connect with Ryan online as @BeefRunner. #TeamBeef.

What I learned by unfollowing everyone on Twitter

During a Twitter conversation this past week, I was asked why bother following people who we disagree with. While the social media platform has gained a reputation as an environment with bullying and negativity, and for good reason, it has allowed so many people to connect through conversations. I’ve been an active Twitter user since […]

Advocacy Tips for Sharing Your Sustainability Story

What do you find to be the most difficult part of discussing sustainability? Share your thoughts on Twitter. Happy Earth Day! I hope you take this opportunity to share some appreciation for the environment we live and work in on a daily basis. The agriculture community is lucky to have these landscapes as our offices. I know […]

Finding your audience for sustainability and advocacy

This month, new survey results show the most widely used social media platforms by Americans. While you may assume Facebook is the top dog, it’s worth looking at survey results to see how the platforms actually rank. If you dive deeper into the Pew Research Center report, you’ll see not all platforms are equal when it comes to who is using them. […]

Advocacy for Earth Day and Environmental Sustainability

Earth Day 2021 is coming on April 22. Are you preparing to join the conversations? Most of us in the agriculture community realize that working in and caring for our environment is a year-round task. In past years, we’ve made great strides in sharing our stories of environmental stewardship, but we always have room for improvement in […]

Awareness of Food Systems Has Opened Doors for Advocacy

As our calendars transition to the Spring months, it is difficult to believe we find ourselves a year into the coronavirus pandemic. It was last March and April when COVID struck and many states placed restrictions on business capacity and travel. Many Americans found themselves working from home and were forced to cook most meals […]

Diversity and Inclusion – will Ag brush it off?

Does agriculture have a problem with diversity and inclusion? Is this something the community is willing to admit and work on? Or will some in the industry try to brush this off as well? In the weeks after I first shared my experiences challenging diversity and inclusion in the workplace, I’ve received an overwhelming amount […]

5 Changes That Helped My 2020 Financial Goals Become Reality

Have you ever found yourself laughing at financial programs claiming to slash your debt and make you rich? Also, have you ever looked at your bank account and credit card statements and let out an audible groan? I’ve been there. The best time to start making changes to reach your financial goals was 10 years […]

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