Greetings Everyone! I know, I suck! I just looked and the last time I wrote a full length blog was in June. I broke a major promise to myself saying that I was going to write a blog per week in 2020. Chalk another thing up to not going as expected in 2020. With that … Continue reading Livestock Show Complete: A Reflection
Last month, I was asked to write a guest blog for Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri. You can find the original post here As Mental Health Awareness Month winds down, I wanted to share this post again with our audience. Anne Shaw-Heinrich is the VP of Development for MHA-EM as well as a fellow … Continue reading Real Men Talk About Mental Health
Join us for our upcoming webinar for a real life discussion about mental health with farmers and mental health professionals alike. A continued reminder. This coming Wednesday May 20 we will be holding the “Breaking Ground” webinar where we are unearthing mental health in agriculture. Session will be taped so be sure to register at … Continue reading Breaking Ground: Unearthing Mental Health in Agriculture
Getting your morning off to a good start can set the mood for the entire day.
Taking away the less productive tasks from our operation has left time for things like running to fill my cup Greetings folks!!! Spring is finally here in Missouri. We have spread fertilizer, turned our cows to green pasture, I'm already behind on cutting my grass, Keri and the boys are planning our garden, and we've … Continue reading I Have To Be Busy!!
Greetings!! Its been a wild week for my family and I. As is the case with many of you, our 4 boys are all out of school and are at home with Keri. However, that doesn't mean that they are bored. The have been working with show animals, feeding the commercial herd, checking on heifers … Continue reading Find ASOM on Other Podcasts
Keeping with our normal routine during these times has been a challenge. But we are refusing to live our lives in fear. Greetings!!! It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks for the Medows family. I talked previously about how crazy February was for us. Right now, I'm almost wishing we could return to February. … Continue reading Short Thought On COVID-19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7AoQo1oJ_c#action=share Recording of our panel on Succession Planning from 2020 Commodity Classic. Greetings all. I'm not going to beat around here today. I just wanted to give a quick run down of my time at Commodity Classic last week. For those who may not be familiar with this event, Commodity Classic is the annual convention … Continue reading Post Classic Wrap-Up
So I broke a promise to myself last week. I said at the beginning of the year I was going to write a blog post every week for the year 2020. One of my big goals is to eventually write a book, so composing a blog post every week is how I am working my … Continue reading Diversify Your Identity
This Ol’ Son getting to meet Dale Brisby was a pretty cool deal Greetings one and all!! This has been one of the more stressful weeks of my adult life. I can't remember the last time that I was so ready for a week to be over. Levi and i returned home after a wonderful … Continue reading My Thoughts Post CattleCon
I had totally forgotten about this feature from a few years ago. I participated in ArrowQuip's #eatbeef campaign telling the story of our family's cattle operation. I wanted to link it here for everyone who may be interested in how our cattle operation came to be. https://eatbeef.farm/jason-medows
Greetings from San Antonio!!! This will likely just be a short entry today, as we have retreated back to our room in the middle of the NCBA Cattle Convention and Trade Show. What a great experience for Levi and I to have together. We are meeting producers and other folks involved in the cattle industry … Continue reading Get Out and See It!
It’s Super Bowl week!! Who are you pulling for? We haven’t made up our minds 😂 Greetings all. We are at the end of another busy week in the Medows household. Things are about to get even crazier in the weeks to come. Keri is beginning her yoga instructor's course, Levi and I are heading … Continue reading Get You Some Sleep!!
Today on the show we have Michelle Jones. Michelle is a wife, a mother, and a farmer from Montana. Michelle has been very open online about her struggles with her anxiety and depression. She’s taken action to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health in ag. She has a comprehensive resource page on her website … Continue reading Episode 18 of ASoM now Live
What I do to fit it all in
Comparison is the thief of joy
Thanks Ryan Goodman for the image Greetings all. I'm coming to you from my kitchen table on a windy Thursday morning here in Missouri. I had plans of getting up and getting a run in, but no way am I braving those 30 mph winds. I have the morning off so I can load a … Continue reading My Thoughts Post Golden Globes
"Perfect is the enemy of good"
Healthy food isn't always what you've been led to believe. Greetings everyone. Hope all is well in your part of the world. I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to listen and subscribe to our podcast. It has been a blessing to be able to reach all across the country, and even to the … Continue reading Eating Healthy
📸: Ché Headman Hey yall. Glad to be back to writing again. I've had a busy month working extensively on my podcast, dealing with kids playing sports, working a full time pharmacist job, and keeping up with the fall calving herd. Thanks to everyone who has had the opportunity to subscribe, download, and listen to … Continue reading Back Again!!
Let’s rely on facts not opinions to guide us
Just because we may not struggle with anxiety or depression does not mean we shouldn't focus on our mental health. This hot September weather we are having in Missouri makes me wish I had to dress like this again. Also, how has Boone grown up so much?? This picture was taken earlier this year 😳😭 … Continue reading Mental Health IS For Everyone!
My path to overcoming my own battles with anxiety has been a long and tough road. I've tried many therapies along the way. Some have worked great, some have not. I'm here to share a few of my experiences. This past Saturday I joined a group of girls for an early morning run... something my … Continue reading What Has Helped Me… Part 1
2019 has been a year of awakenings. How my health changed along my journey Getting Runs in can be tough at our house. Getting date nights can be even tougher. So often times, we combine the two!! As 2018 closed, we did what we do at the end of every year. We sat down as … Continue reading 2019: The Year I Changed My Health
Stress on the farm is real. Let someone know if you are struggling (iStock) Greetings everyone. I wanted to let you all know about an opportunity to share your experiences of farm stress anonymously. If you listened to this week's podcast episode with Katelyn Duban, you may have heard me mention a survey that is … Continue reading Survey On Farm Stress
A few months ago, Missouri Department of Mental Health reached out to my family and I and asked us to be a part of their Help Him Stay campaign. Of course, we were more than happy to oblige. I love these shots of our family and our farm and the message of encouraging men to … Continue reading Help Him Stay
I'm not sure I will even publish this I'm appalled at what is happening in America. I'm appalled that a man who swore to protect murdered another man by negligence. I'm appalled that this is a polarized subject. I'm appalled that racism exists in 2020 America. I'm appalled that so many are so intolerant to … Continue reading Stop and Listen
In the game of poker the strongest hand you can have is the royal flush, if you are not a poker player a royal flush consists of a Ten, Jack, Queen, …Royal Flush
Check out this week's episode of ASOM with my friend Will Evans of the Rock & Roll Farming Podcast https://globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/asom-ep-29-will-evans-rock-roll-farming