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 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
in Farm Industry News Blog Feb 26, 2012

Saved by a buoy

Sometimes what looks to be a wild-goose chase leads you to your correct destination after all....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Jan 25, 2012

It’s not the heat; it’s the stupidity

Let's say, hypothetically, you get a blast of cold winter air and find that your newly installed cattle waterer is frozen. What do you do? Let's just....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Dec 13, 2011

Some assistance with a Bunyan problem

Some days start out easy enough. They appear to be fairly stress-free and sometimes even wide-open. Then my phone rings and the whole picture changes....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Nov 14, 2011

Taking aim

While I've been busy running a combine, a Ranch Hand, a round baler and a few tractors the last couple of weeks, Sherill has had other things on her....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Oct 06, 2011

I’m on a mission from Joan

In the first week of September, I found there was really nothing pressing to be done. So on Labor Day Monday, Sherill and I got in the car and headed....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Sep 07, 2011

Figuring the flight plan

Did you do anything interesting last month? I dug a grave and buried a guy. Want to fold now?....More

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