Ryan is the Global Row Crop Sustainability Director for Cargill. In his role, he is responsible for leading strategy development and implementation of row crop sustainability programs and initiatives across Cargill’s enterprises. Focus areas include optimizing farmer productivity and prosperity while lessening impact on water and climate through scalable adoption of soil health best practices and supply chain alignment. Ryan has spent his entire career working along the food and agriculture value chain. His experiences range from managing a row crop and beef operation in Maryland to creating integrated supply chain solutions between dairy producers, growers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies. More recently, he has led the launch of Danone North America’s soil health program before returning to Cargill to lead row crop sustainability within Cargill’s Sustainability Hub. Ryan holds a B.S. in Animal Science from Virginia Tech and a M.S. in Economics from the University of Delaware.