The next step in my road…


Well… I’m really not sure how I’ve been able to contain my excitement, but I’m finally able to share some great news about where the road will take me next. After several months of graduate school (and a few more to go), I have an awesome journey ahead!

montana stockgrowers

Beginning this August, I am the new Manager of Communications for the Montana Stockgrowers Association. I will be based in Helena, Montana, but will not be leaving Tennessee until I finish my Master’s degree research work and in November will begin working full-time. I’ve always admired the focus on environmental stewardship and rich heritage of farmers and ranchers in that region and am very excited to have a future working with them.

A little more about my job: I will be managing communcations efforts for MSGA, working with producers and members of the cattle industry across the state. MSGA already has great programs built around sharing stories directly from Montana ranchers and I look forward to building on that.

The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is a non-profit membership organization based in Helena, MT that has worked on behalf of Montana’s cattle ranching families since 1884. Our mission is to protect and enhance Montana ranch families’ ability to grow and deliver safe, healthy, environmentally wholesome beef to the world. We work to achieve our mission by representing our members and the policy they set at the Montana Legislature and U.S. Congress, with governmental agencies, in the media, and by promoting the work of Montana’s family ranchers to the general public.

Look for some great posts on the MSGA social media pages – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Website. Also, look for a revival of a MSGA blog to help us share our story.

I am very excited to be working with Errol Rice, Lauren Chase, and the rest of the team in Montana.

Now to hit the grindstone and finish that thesis in the next few months…

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About Ryan Goodman (956 Articles)
Ryan Goodman lives in Helena, MT and comes from an Arkansas cattle ranching family. Since growing up on a family cow/calf and stocker-calf operation, he has spent the last several years learning about farming systems across the country. A graduate of Oklahoma State, Ryan is currently working on a Master's degree from the University of Tennessee. He works continuously to share his story of ranch life through community outreach and social media, all while encouraging others in agriculture to do the same.

22 Comments on The next step in my road…

  1. Congratulations Ryan!

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  2. Jen Fimbel // July 29, 2013 at 11:42 AM // Reply

    Outstanding!

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  3. Congratulations, Ryan! Your future sounds very bright!

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  4. Congratulations! What a perfect opportunity for you!

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  5. Congratulations Ryan! So excited and happy for you!

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  6. Congrats. Montana is a beautiful state. :) Love your informative blog by the way!

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  7. Congratulations. It’ll be great to have you out west.

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  8. I am big sister like proud of you Ryan and so thrilled for this next step! I am coming to visit also or anytime you want to come visit us you are welcome!

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  9. This is great news Ryan. Let me know if I can be of any assistance to you and your new position!

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  10. Tamara Choat // July 29, 2013 at 1:15 PM // Reply

    Congrats, Ryan! As a former MSGA communications employee, I’m always excited to see great candidates fill their positions there. Congrats, and let me know if I can ever be of assistance from Eastern Montana.

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  11. Congratulations, Ryan! Montana and the people are wonderful. Now get that thesis done :)

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  12. Jerry Jones // July 29, 2013 at 3:21 PM // Reply

    Welcome aboard Ryan. It will be good to have you on the MSGA Team.

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  13. Congrats! Sounds like a great fit for you.

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  14. very cool.

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  15. That is so great! Congrats!

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  16. Congratulations – sounds like a great position for you!

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  17. Congratulations and I have no doubt you will enjoy working for the Montana Stockgrowers Association. Look forward to working hand-in-hand with you in the future.
    Haley Lockwood
    Wyoming Stock Growers Association
    Communication and Publications Director

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  18. Denny Gehler // August 5, 2013 at 8:15 AM // Reply

    Congrats! Continue to talk through your writing and people will see and hear what you have to say. Have a great week!

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  19. Congrats that is awesome. Montana is beautiful!

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  20. Congratulations! And welcome to our neck of the woods!

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  21. Congratulations and Best Wishes in your next life adventure, Ryan!

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    • Thank you!

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