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 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
in Farm Industry News Blog Jul 12, 2011

With free installation

I found out that bees come in small packages. Transporting bees is nothing like transporting hay. Not even close....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Jun 03, 2011

Gotta bid to buzz

Let's say, hypothetically, that you want to raise bees. You need the right equipment to make that happen, especially if the end goal is to generate....More
in Farm Industry News Blog May 03, 2011

Getting a PhD in J-B Weld

Sometimes the parts come apart. That's the way things work in the mechanical world. The solution is to find a way to keep them working the way they'....More

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