Ryan Goodman

I am Agriculture Proud - A young cattleman passionate about cattle and food dialogues

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Ryan Goodman lives in Helena, Montana, but grew up on a family cattle ranch in Arkansas. He has spent the last several years learning about farming systems across the country, living in Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming and Tennessee. He is a proud Animal Science graduate of Oklahoma State University and has completed graduate level research at the University of Tennessee, focusing on beef cattle reproduction and nutrition. Ryan works with the Montana Stockgrowers Association (mtbeef.org) as Manager of Communications and freelances at speaking events across the country centered on agriculture advocacy for farmers and ranchers. Outside of advocacy, Ryan is a trail runner, having accomplished his first three half marathons in 2015 with aspirations for ultra trail running. Ryan enjoys refueling with a good steak and strongly believes in beef as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. #TeamBeef! Ryan writes at AgricultureProud.com.


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Backstory

 

Agriculture, It's more than part of life. It's a passion, a lifestyle, a resilient community that works hard to feed the world!

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Current Role

Manager of Communications

Montana Stockgrowers Association Responsible for all formal association communications including public relations, member communications, as well as acting as senior editor of all association publications and written materials. Administer rancher leadership and education programs.

Work History

  • Cattle Herdsman Stephens Inc Farms

    Herdsman for a 500-head commercial Brangus cow herd. Responsibilities include daily observation, feeding, and care of beef cattle during breeding and calving seasons, pasture and property maintenance, and harvesting hay crop.

  • Graduate Research Assistant University of Tennessee

    Assist with research within the Department of Animal Science in the areas of beef cattle management. This includes research project design and statistical analysis, coordinating schedules and executing work plans with managers at 6 different farm locations, collection and analyzing forage samples, artificial insemination and use of ultrasound to determine pregnancy status and detection of estrus in beef cows.

Skills & Expertise

  • Agriculture
  • Writing
  • Cattle Marketing

Education

  • Animal Science - Ruminant Nutrition, Reproductive Physiology University of Tennessee and Oklahoma State University 2013 and 2010
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