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Sales Director, Paul Ramirez

Paul Ramirez has had a lifelong tie to agriculture. Paul’s past employment includes; Nelson Livestock, Shamrock Dairy, Walco International Veterinary Supply Company, and Arizona Feeds. He is the current owner of U Can Bid Auctions and continues to be an auctioneer. As a youth he had great success in both 4-H and FFA winning numerous livestock judging contests and awards including the America Farmer Degree. 

Paul has had great success as an auctioneer. He was awarded the 2009 International Livestock Champion Auctioneer at the Calgary Stampede. Paul has sold over 3,000 auctions in his lifetime and continues to enjoy selling junior livestock sales and charity auctions. 

Paul has been married for 27 years, has two children (Shay and Madison) and lives in Tucson, AZ. When not working he enjoys attending livestock shows and auctions. Paul is excited about this new media enterprise! It is a true passion of his, and he looks forward to showcasing the many ways agriculture makes a positive impact on our daily lives.


  • Paul Ramirez, Sales Director

  • (520) 241-3333

  • paul@westernaglife.com

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Associate Editor, Dean Fish-PhD

Dean has dedicated his life work to livestock production in the West. Growing up on ranches in southern Arizona, he participated in 4-H beef, livestock judging and leadership programs. Following graduation from Patagonia High School, he attained a B.S. and M.S. at the University of Arizona in Animal Sciences. During a 15 year career as an Extension Livestock Agent and Regional Specialist, he completed a PhD in Reproductive Physiology. In 2013, Dean changed careers and became the Ranch Manager for the Santa Fe Ranch Foundation and officially launched Anchor F Cattle Co LLC. He currently ranches and raises commercial Angus cattle and club calves. In addition, he works with other cattlemen to help solve production challenges and is a member of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Stockmanship and Stewardship team. Dean also works in the auction industry as an auctioneer and ringman, raising money for worthy charities that empower youth and provide for the less fortunate in our communities.


  • R. Dean Fish, PhD Associate Editor

  • (520) 988-8009

  • dean@westernaglife.com

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Creative Director, Renée Bidegain

Renée Bidegain is an animal enthusiast, urban farmer, poultry expert and fine artist. You can usually find her and husband Aaron on their days off wandering through an antique fair, cooking for an event, planning a last minute birthday party, or working on a project at their shop downtown . Renée was born and raised on a working cattle ranch in southern Arizona and is proud to carry her families’ agricultural legacy through the 21st Century.


  • Renée Bidegain, Creative Director

  • (520)808-1229

  • info@westernaglife.com


New Mexico Sales Rep, Heidi Crnkovic

With an innate fondness for Western heritage and a lifelong passion for the ag industry, Heidi Crnkovic spent much of her later childhood on the Pecos River Ranch in Northern New Mexico.

After graduating from New Mexico State University with her B.S. in Agricultural Science, she went on to co-manage a commercial Angus ranch in central Montana. Returning to the Southwest, Heidi continued to work for ranchers with the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association and as an ambassador for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Today, she is a consultant for A Nutrition, helping build customized nutritional programs for Arizona and New Mexico ranchers.

She and her husband live in Tularosa, NM with their daughter Abigail where they raise a few horses and also farm pecans and cattle for a local grower.

If you would like to distribute Western Ag Life Magazine in your place of business, have a story to tell or would like to place an Ad, please contact Heidi today!


  • Heidi Crnkovic, New Mexico Sales Rep.

  • (575)635-7903

  • hscrnkovic@gmail.com

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Lifestyle Editor, Tina Mead-Ramirez

Tina is a native of Tucson, Arizona.  She has been married to her husband Paul Ramirez for 27 years and has two children, Shay and Madison.  She learned about agriculture from Paul.  Both her children have been heavily involved in 4H and FFA.  Tina has a heart for philanthropy and has served on charity and fundraising boards.  She has been a Farmers Insurance Agent for 26 years. 

 Tina has a passion for photography and baking and grew up with a long lineage of great cooks in her family.  Her Grandparents owned and ran a breakfast and lunch counter during the 1960’s.  Food has definitely been a “love language” to her and her family.  Born and raised in Tucson with a southern lineage brings a unique flair to her cooking and baking.

Auctions, estate sales, and yard sales are hobbies Tina loves.  With her husband Paul being a long time auctioneer and owning an auction company, she has been part of hundreds of auctions. She loves how unique each auction is, you never know what you may find or who you are going to meet and the stories they will share.  

We are excited to share the gift of “Western Ag Life” to our friends old and new.  

Jeremiah 17:7-8 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

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Sales Opportunity - Texas Sales Rep


    Publication Sales Representative


    Generate leads, inform and educate potential customers about Western Ag Life Media LLC and Western Ag Life Magazine.


Engage potential advertisers with great customer service. Pursue and seek opportunities including freelance writers and photographers. Communicate with Sales Manager on a weekly basis.


Dependable, outgoing, self -motivated, professional and will to work off a sales commission. Position will not require relocation. We are looking for a candidate that can cultivate their home market(s) of Texas as a remote employee.


Paul Ramirez, Sales Director paul@westernaglife.com or call (520) 241-3333