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 Jan 21, 2013

Phoning it in

Let's have a little Q & A session. Do you have a cell phone? Do you have a cell phone with a good connection? Better yet, do you have a....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Dec 13, 2012

A steel disaster parade

Meeting the engineers who design and build the products you use can be enlightening. That goes for both you and the engineers sometimes. They don't....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Oct 22, 2012

To market, to market

Let's say you're a producer of some kind of item. You raise quite a bit of it. Now let's say you need a way to market that product....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Sep 05, 2012

Belfries "R" Us

One guy standing in a loader bucket trying to screw a four-foot-long wooden rocket onto a pole several feet in the air isn't the exact recipe for....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Aug 06, 2012

Are there any questions?

I think I may have a new best friend. Sherill works with a variety of people at Mayo Clinic. Most of them have limited farm backgrounds. One in....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Jul 03, 2012

Where the wild things are

When the action of the season gets busy, nothings breaks up the pace like a little distraction. Nothing really breaks it up like some serious....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Jun 11, 2012

Along for the ride: My thanks to Mark Pearson

We all lost a great friend this past week. Mark Pearson, the host of Iowa Public Television's "Market to Market" program aired around....More
in Farm Industry News Blog May 14, 2012

An unconventional Honey-Do list

This year we found a new place to put our new crop of honeybees. The honeybees were fine with the location. Apparently, one tree in the area did not....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Apr 06, 2012

The Mayor of Carbopolis

Make a note: If you’re going to tour a sugar processing plant, be sure to take a spoon with you....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Mar 18, 2012

She’ll have the fish

There's a reason I'm a farmer, not a fisherman. Even with two seasickness bracelets on each wrist, I still couldn't stomach my latest adventure at....More

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