Thanks to Chelsie Hubbs for some great pics of our family Greetings, It's been too long since I have been able to share a full length blog with you all. We always talk about how busy we are... but I do think this is the busiest season of my entire life. Right now we have … Continue reading We Get To Choose
https://globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/beef-tips-ep-4-intentional-relationship-with-money Today's episode is not necessarily related to my farm or cattle operation but my relationship with money. I watched stories from Megan Teerlink this week and she expounded on an experience she had at Costco this week. We are always chasing money just to spend it as fast as it comes to us. What … Continue reading Changing The Energy Around Our Money
This is a repost from last January. Today, our episode with Susan Harris published. You can find that here. I wanted to share this post again as well as Susan's tips and tricks article. You will find all of that below! Greetings all. We are at the end of another busy week in the Medows … Continue reading Get You Some Sleep!!
Keri and I during my recording for Illinois Farm Bureau Women in Ag https://globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/asom-ep-75-internal-vs-external-validation Greetings and welcome to the Diamond episode of the Ag State of Mind Podcast. Thanks to everyone for an incredible run of episodes. Going Solo today to chat about Internal Vs. External validation. We worry so much about the validation from … Continue reading Ag State of Mind Episode 75- Internal Vs External Validation
https://globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/asom-ep-73-brian-alexander-ranching-reboot Happy Valentines today. I've made it no secret how I am interested and trying to be involved in regenerative ranching. I've found that it is the most enjoyable and economical way for me to raise my cattle and for me to be kind to the Earth. My guest today is a huge influence in … Continue reading Ag State of Mind Ep 73 – Brian Alexander
https://globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/asom-ep-72-whitney-kinne In our lives and our businesses, we often find ourselves making decisions based on emotion when we should be making those decisions based on hard evidence. What if there was someone out there who could help you work through those emotions to help you make the best decision. Whitney Kinne is a leadership and … Continue reading ASOM EP 72 – Whitney Kinne
https://globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/asom-ep-71-sami-bolen Extreme focus on fitness and being involved in agriculture have not always gone hand in hand. I find that odd. However, there are several in the agriculture world who are doing their best to break that. Sami Bolen is a wife, mother, rancher, MU extension agent, among other things living in Southwest Missouri. She … Continue reading Ag State of Mind Episode 71 – Sami Bolen
https://globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/asom-ep-70-leah-mcgrath Leah McGrath is a Registered Dietitian currently employed in retail (supermarket) dietetics. We chat today about her journey and the interesting role she plays as a supermarket dietitian. This is something I didn’t really know existed until Leah and I chatted on the podcast. We then shift to talk about the important role advocacy … Continue reading Ag State of Mind Episode 70 – Leah McGrath
https://globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/asom-ep-68-whitney-larson-cultivating-courage We are going to pause our month on nutrition today to chat with my friend Whitney La. rson. Whitney is from Western Kansas where she farms with her husband Bart and is an incredible advocate for farmers and in particular farmers wives everywhere. If you have been a long time listener of the podcast, … Continue reading ASOM Ep 68 – Whitney Larson – Cultivating Courage
https://globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/asom-ep-65-ramblings Solo episode today that was recorded on a whim. I chat for a bit about my son Levi's integral part in this podcast through his editing and feedback. I then chat about what's to be expected for this podcast and the mission of ASOM going forward. Lastly, I talk about the Christmas season and … Continue reading ASOM Ep 65 – Ramblings
https://globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/asom-ep-62-being-a-man Thanks to you all for tuning in this month to our series where we dive into talking about men's health. I want to thank all of the guests this past month... Henry Roberts, Allan Kehler, Matt Niswander, and Bryan Moes for their contributions to this mission of ours. It was so refreshing to hear … Continue reading Ag State of Mind Episode 62 – Being a Man
https://globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/asom-ep-61-bryan-moes-moes-feedlot Happy Thanksgiving week folks! Today is Part 4 and our final installment of our November series talking about men's mental health. Today, we speak with long time supporter of the show and friend Bryan Moes. Bryan is a farmer/feeder from Northeast South Dakota. We talk to Bryan about what it's like being a father … Continue reading Ag State of Mind Ep 61 – Bryan Moes
https://globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/asom-ep-59-allan-kehler-born-resilient Part Two of our November series focusing on men's mental health. Today, we speak to Allan Kehler of Saskatchewan, Canada. Allan was introduced to me by previous guest and friend Lesley Kelly. Allan has an incredible story of perseverance and resilience through adversity. We talk about his journey to sobriety, the struggles with maintaining … Continue reading ASOM – Ep 59 – Allan Kehler
https://globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/asom-ep-58-henry-roberts-hank-wade Greetings and welcome to our November theme focusing on Men's Health. Really excited for this month. Today, we speak to long time friend of the show Henry Roberts. Henry is retired Air Force as well as a retired firefighter. He has now focused his passion on mental health and being an advocate in that … Continue reading Ag State of Mind Ep 58 – Henry Roberts
Greetings everyone! It's been a long time since I've composed an actual blog entry. I've been utilizing this space to write show notes and provide links for the guests of my podcasts, but not actually taking my thoughts and putting them into words as was the original intention of this blog. We all have to … Continue reading Take A Rest
https://globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/asom-ep-57-chelsea-hanson-sass-lake-farms As some of you are aware, November is Men's Health Awareness month. Often times, this month is focused on physical health issues such as prostate cancer. I want to take it a step further and shift the focus of this month to men's mental health. I plan to speak to several men throughout this … Continue reading ASOM Ep 57 Chelsea Hanson – Sasse Lake Farms
Source: Getting Mindful with Megan on Soundcloud https://globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/asom-ep-56-megan-teerlink-getting-mindful-with-megan Today is a unique episode of the podcast...and if I'm being honest, it's a tad bit selfish. Megan Teerlink hosts my new favorite podcast, Getting Mindful with Megan. She takes an unique approach to mindfulness, intentionality, and self improvement by drawing from her life as a yoga … Continue reading ASOM Ep 56 – Megan Teerlink Getting Mindful with Megan
https://globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/asom-ep-55-emma-rose-ploch-found-in-the-field It is my belief that the mental health of students during the COVID-19 pandemic has not gotten the proper attention. We are trying to do our part here at ASOM to remedy that. Emma Rose Ploch is a student at the University of Missouri and is founder of the Ag Advocacy page Found in … Continue reading ASOM Ep 55 – Emma Rose Ploch
https://globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/asom-ep-54-austin-black-freedom-financial-coaching For lots of us, money is a point of great stress. We are always seeming to chase the dollar thinking that more money equals a better life. Our guest today challenges that a bit. Austin Black is a financial coach with a passion for helping those invovled in agriculture. Today, we chat with Austin … Continue reading ASOM Ep 54 – Austin Black – Freedom Financial Coaching
https://globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/asom-ep-52-amanda-stone-mississippi-state-extension <iframe src="https://open.spotify.com/embed-podcast/show/5Plj8flKyHPeusQaYF3q2T" width="100%" height="232" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe> It's Episode No. 53 and Happy 1 year anniversary to the Ag State of Mind Podcast. We are so thankful to everyone who has joined along in this journey over the past year. It is our goal over the next year to continue to bring the best … Continue reading ASOM Ep 53 is now Live
https://globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/asom-ep-52-monica-kramer-mcconkey I always love when a farm kid goes to school, pursues a career, then uses that career to help out farmers. Monica Kramer McCojkey is a farm kid turned counselor who has returned to her roots helping out farmers in times of need. We talk about her upbringing and her journey to wanting to … Continue reading ASOM Monica Kramer McKonkey
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!
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
https://www.globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/asom-ep-78-most-policy-initiative-briefing-on-farmer-mental-health Earlier this month, I was asked by MOST Policy Initiative to share my perspective and personal story on rural and ag mental health on a briefing to those involved in policy decisions at the Missouri state level. I shared my perspective on the three big pillars which are inhibiting access to rural mental health … Continue reading ASOM Ep 78 – MOST Policy Initiative
https://globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast/asom-bonus-episode-purism-a-live-podcast I often think of things as a purist. I think that if someone is giving me valuable information that I should take it 100 percent to heart. If I don't, then I view myself as a failure. I came to the realization just recently that this frame of thinking just isn't correct. We can … Continue reading Ag State of Mind Live Episode