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Hello and welcome to our family farm page. Family and Farming has been all my family has ever known. My family has been farming in the beautiful driftless area region of southwestern Wisconsin in rural Muscoda since settling in the area in the 1870s. Much of my family’s legacy has been built on being pioneers in the industry and caretakers of the land, paving the way for future generations to come. That very premise if why we are here and continuing on our next chapter.
Hi, I am Ryan Studnicka. I am the fifth-generation farmer of the Studnicka family. I attended the local high school, Riverdale and completed my degree at UW-Platteville focusing on Commodity and Price Analysis. Throughout college I would find myself coming home most weekends to help my father with his registered Angus beef herd and crop farming. After college I worked around the state establishing my career in agriculture while always having the itch in having my own beef herd.
In 2014 that dream became a reality when I purchased one of my family’s neighbors’ Black Angus Baldy (mostly white face and mostly black body) herd. At the time I was working and living in Madison. This satisfied my appetite momentarily, being a weekend warrior sort of speak but in the back of my mind knew I wanted to be by my and my dad’s respective herds and operation daily. Opportunity knocked in 2015 when I accepted a position at the local family cheese plant in Muscoda, bringing me home for good! After living in town for a few years and searching relentlessly for my very own farm, a once in a lifetime opportunity came up in 2017. The farm next to my dad’s was going to auction. After much planning, preparing, and utter finger crossing I was fortunate enough to secure the farm at the start of 2018.
Historically I was a cow-calf operation but started to see the inevitable need for long-term sustainability of working directly with the beef consumer. What started as a social media page for family and friends, sharing what we were up to at the farm lead to today’s full product availability. My family always prided themselves in doing what’s best for the family, animals and land. My only hope to continue this strong family tradition. Our products are a direct reflection of our passion and squarely our brand.
ChopLocal Meat Delivery from Local Farms and Butcher Shops
How much does it cost to ship my meat order?
Shipping from this farm or butcher shop varies depending on the destination.
Preferred Rate Areas
- Orders under $49.99 = $24.99 shipping
- Orders over $49.99 = FREE shipping
Extended Rate Areas
- Orders under $49.99 = $49.99 shipping
- Orders over $49.99 = $24.99 shipping
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*Please note, as you shop on ChopLocal, you may find products from other farms and butcher shops, and they may have different preferred/extended rate areas.
When will my meats ship?
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Can I order meat as a gift?
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How is my order kept cold?
Each of ChopLocal's farmers and butchers ship directly from their farm or butcher shop, using insulated shipping containers and coolant to ensure your meat arrives in good condition.
Different sellers use different insulation and cooling products, so if you have questions about the specific products used, please contact the seller directly.
What should I do if there's an issue?
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