Personal Column

Ronald David Myers
Principal Agent, Agriculture
University of Maryland Extension
Anne Arundel

Dave’s Ramble, is a compilation of personal stories told in the voice of the Crops Master based on events that occurred while employed at the United States Naval Academy Dairy Farm from 1980 to 1997, and at the University of Maryland Extension from 1997 to 2020. The stories are intended to capture the harsh but humorous side of life on a farm, and offer timely sage advice, often with a touch of poetic satire. Dave’s Ramble has been the opening monologue since the Summer 2004 edition of Ag News, a quarterly Extension newsletter written for the farm community of Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland. The archived newsletters are available online at the Anne Arundel Extension website: