Everyone has a story to tell. America's Ranchers and Farmers have a great one. Whether it is our hard work, resilience, sense of community, or passion to keep improving upon our skills, someone is listening. These are the stories of Agriculturalists and the reasons why they are proud to be a part of Agriculture. What … Continue reading Who Is Ryan Goodman? What is this blog about?
Here it is. Somehow, 4 years of college has turned into my last 7 weeks of class. I purchase my cap/gown, diploma frame, and commencement announcements, Spring break is only a week away, and I have my interviews scheduled. It makes for a scary situation when I sit back and look at how far I … Continue reading Job search decisions
I have been involved in many conversations on the topic of animal welfare, animal rights, and eating meat through social media over the years. Something I have observed is there tends to be extremes on either side of every issue. It never pays to be obnoxious or demanding in a conversation with someone, and no … Continue reading How to lose the argument on animal welfare
This weekend, my college ministry is hosting Campus Encounter; a 3-day retreat for State College campus ministries to join together to build our faith, dig deeper in our daily walk, and challenge us to put our plans into action in our campus ministries. This year's topic is "Run to the Darkness", however, I am still … Continue reading On that Retreat High
Pasture Fencing: Everyone has their own way of doing it. Every situation is different. No two fences are the same. Whether the project is a short two hours of patching or an extended building project, each needs its fair share of planning! It's one of my favorite things to do when I need a little … Continue reading Pasture Fencing | Agriculture 101
A friend of mine let me know about a recent find at Walmart's meat counter recently, but I haven't had a chance to find it for myself, until today!My find was individually vacuum packaged, frozen steaks. Options were New York strip or Ribeye! You might ask, Why is this such a good find? Well being a … Continue reading Meat industry’s gift to misplaced ranch kids
I found this posting on mikeroweworks.com a few days ago and am really intrigued by the way he puts this thought out there. I think it is worthy of sharing. Some more Food for Thought on our Food Production System.I’m really bugged about something and I’ve decided to throw it out there. Here’s my question … Continue reading Mike Rowe Works- What is in America’s Future?
I was catching up on some reading for my cow/calf class on this rainy Sunday and ran across a statement that I thought was worthy of taking note:A good beef cattle producer takes time to admire and evaluate mistakes. Successful producers focus their time and energy on sustainable and profitable beef production. In addition, they … Continue reading Food for Thought: Good Cattle Producers
Well, woke up early this morning with a lot on the mind. It's been a lil bit since I have had the opportunity to really get out and do some work with the cattle. College classes tend to get in the way of things like that. So I really cannot share weekly stories of what … Continue reading Ranching Series 101
rAlright, this post is gonna be a little out of line with my normal topic, but I promise I will get around to connecting it back to Ag without making a sermon of it, maybe.I was sitting in Praise Service this Wednesday night at our campus ministry, worn out, tired, and running on adrenaline and … Continue reading What’s your agenda?