Northeast Team Beef member, Ryan Haynes Sr., knows
first-hand how powerful your dietary choices are to positively or negatively impacting
the health of your body. In 2016, he received
very sobering news from his health care providers that he had liver disease and
chronic heart failure, and a year later, diabetes. He wasn’t a candidate for a successful
transplant surgery due to his poor health, so Ryan turned to changing his
lifestyle for the better. He started the
long journey to improve his physical fitness by walking and ultimately,
running. Ryan also began improving his
When he’s not out running, Ryan enjoys honing his culinary
skills, suburban gardening and spending time with his family. Ryan recently
became a certified running coach by the Road Runners Club of America and will
start to help others on their path to a healthier life.
This month, Ryan was able to join four other Northeast Team Beef members at the 2020 Northeast Beef Advocacy Training held in Washington, D.C. He and the other 16 participants enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about the community of farmers and ranchers they represent. Like many of his teammates, Ryan also earned his Masters of Beef Advocacy 2.0 Training Certificate.
Learn more about the 35 members of the Northeast Team Beef program, including Ryan by viewing the