President, South Dakota Cattlemen's Foundation Board of Directors
Ryan is a Senior Account Manager for DSM Animal Nutrition & Health. Ryan grew up on a diversified crop and cattle operation near Columbia, SD where he was active in 4-H and FFA. He graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in Animal Science in 2001.
Ryan and his wife Megan live in rural Lake Preston, SD with their three boys where they also operate a small cowherd and cattle feeding enterprise.
Ryan is currently the President of the Foundation, a board member of the Kingsbury County Cattlemen’s Association, a Sunday school teacher at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church and volunteers with local 4-H activities.
In his free time, Ryan enjoys hunting, fishing and smoking the best tasting meat on earth; Beef!