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  • Oct 9, 2014
    blog

    When technologies go wrong

    Remember the TV prank show, Candid Camera? It was one of my favorite shows growing up. Now it has been revived and modernized to fit popular culture, which, today, is inundated with automated technology and digital devices. Even the hosts have changed to a younger, more technologically savvy generation . Mayim Bialik, who plays Sheldon’s geeky girlfriend on the Big Bang Theory, is the host, and Allen Funt has been replaced by son Peter as co-host. It was raining a few weekends ago, so I happened to catch a few episodes while working inside....More
  • Oct 9, 2014
    blog

    MomFest: A Passport to Flavortown

    Iowa farmer Jeff Ryan takes a family trip to Disney World to soak up the many flavors and fun offered by the theme park empire....More
  • Sep 22, 2014
    blog

    By all means, take a seat

    Jeff Ryan tackles another logistics problem while trying to move a set of bleachers out of the school he purchased to start a shrimp operation....More
  • Sep 15, 2014
    video

    Climate Basic and Pro offer hyper-local weather monitoring for farmers

    Climate Basic, Climate Pro could help farmers get a step up on the weather, crops....More
  • Sep 5, 2014
    blog

    This probably counts as feed conversion

    Iowa farmer Jeff Ryan faces some challenges on his way to prepare dinner for local journalist's housewarming party....More
  • Aug 22, 2014
    blog

    Back to school

    Iowa-based Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan takes on a new business venture: Shrimp production....More
  • Jul 31, 2014
    blog

    An Army of One

    Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan learns a lesson in transportation and logistics on the farm....More
  • May 23, 2014
    blog

    Dummies Guide to diesel engine oil

    My recent trip to watch an engine teardown in Greensborough taught me a lot about oil. In order to cover the topic I had to do a little research before and after I wrote the Shell Rotella piece on its new experimental oil it says will be the wave of the future....More
  • May 19, 2014
    blog

    A cooperative effort

    We don't have to sit through a lot of team-building meetings and exercises here in our organization. Sure, they're all the rage in corporate America, but not so much here in real America. We know how to get things done and aren't afraid to have others help us if we can....More
  • Apr 23, 2014
    blog

    Dinner with Mike at Michelin

    Mike Pantaleo, Sales & Development Manager for Michelin North America, talks candidly about the first bias-ply tire Michelin has made in years, the world’s largest farm tire (over 7 ft. tall), and the truth about tire carcasses....More
  • Apr 21, 2014
    blog

    Gladys Kravitz rides shotgun with me now

    Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan has had diabetes since the age of three. He's since developed some funny ideas he thinks medical device manufacturers should implement into insulin pumps....More
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