Cory Ballantine is our mechanic, and is one of the people who literally keeps this ranch running. He works in our shop to keep our equipment, big and small, running.

Why did you choose to work in agriculture? 
I was raised in it. I grew up in agriculture, with cattle, hogs, and farming, and decided that I liked it.
What about Padlock made you want to work here?
Padlock has a good reputation, and it’s big. Things are bigger and supposed to be better.
What motivates you?
I really like working with my hands. I’m goal oriented and enjoy seeing projects completed. I like seeing things get repaired and working again.
What is your favorite part of your job?
The variety. It’s not the same thing every day, it’s something new with new challenges.
What is your favorite hobby?