National Advocacy Center
Ryan provides outreach, education, and policy analysis on the agriculture team of NWF. Before joining NWF, Ryan was Director of Energy and Agriculture at the Minnesota Project where he directed outreach and education efforts toward farmers and local communities to improve the sustainability of their farming and energy use.
Ryan has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Missouri and a Masters in History from Miami University. In his spare time Ryan farms using no-till cover crop methods. He is a member of the Wisconsin NRCS State Technical Committee and is President of the Central Wisconsin Agribusiness Innovation Center.