Jeff Ryan is Guy No. 2 in the operation of Two Guys Farming, Inc., near Cresco, IA.

Jeff farms during the day, but in the evening he e-mails his observations about life on the farm to his city-dwelling friends. He weaves these observations into entertaining stories that are sure to bring recognition, sometimes tears, but mostly a few smiles and outright belly laughs.

Posts by Jeff Ryan

in Farm Industry News Blog Oct 28, 2016

Right tools for the job

A situation where a pry bar, an auger, reachin' sticks and a skid steer are needed for the unloading of wagons at harvest....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Sep 15, 2016

A little load balancing among friends

A good hands-free device for a cell phone can get a guy into more fun than he could ever imagine. For instance, my phone rang a few weeks ago as I....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Jun 13, 2016

Surprise, surprise!

A birthday-focused trip to Florida offers plenty of ways to confuse the 'target' and a good time was had by all....More
in Farm Industry News Blog May 05, 2016

Pies, bike rides and cattle advice

Long-time relationship with beef vet is an education in more than cattle. Dr. Mark Hilton is also an excellent judge of pie....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Apr 14, 2016

The right replacements

A day with a DOT officer, a trip to the ethanol plan to unload corn, a flat tire, and connecting with my evolving cast of characters....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Mar 11, 2016

Quiet doesn't mean not paying attention

Being seen and not heard has its advantages, and sometimes it can offer a bit of fun too as Blogger Jeff Ryan found recently, while of course....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Feb 11, 2016

Snow, skid-steers and an errant chain

Winter brings its own potential for mishaps if you work hard at it, but often things work out....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Jan 05, 2016

Trying new things for the New Year

A chance stop at a new restaurant offers a totally new fresh food experience for Blogger Jeff Ryan. Two words: liquid nitrogen!....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Dec 14, 2015

Variety is the spice of life

Nothing like a quick harvest to open up the opportunity to do something new. Blogger Jeff Ryan hits the Food & Wine Experience at Epcot Center....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Nov 02, 2015

A matter of flexibility

Blogger Jeff Ryan knows farmers have to be flexible, especially at harvest. But some days there's the need to think "out of the box" as he and his....More