Fresno County Farm Bureau Staff
CEO/Executive Director: Ryan Jacobsen
Ryan Jacobsen, of Easton, is the CEO/Executive Director for FCFB, overseeing the administration of the member agricultural organization.
Jacobsen is no stranger to Farm Bureau or agriculture. He previously served as FCFB’s issues coordinator and as the organization’s membership coordinator, beginning in 2014.
Jacobsen is a honors graduate of California State University, Fresno with a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in animal science. While at Fresno State, Jacobsen served two terms as associated student body president and was recognized as the College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Dean’s Medalist and Craig School of Business Graduate Dean’s Medalist.
Jacobsen is the fourth generation of two Fresno County farm families. He serves on the boards of the Fresno Irrigation District and the Craig School of Business. He is also the host of the local television show, Valley's Gold.
Chief Operations Officer: Courtney Sorensen
Courtney Sorensen, of Sanger, is the Chief Operations Officer for the FCFB.
Sorensen came to FCFB in 2013 with experience as an administrative assistant and human resources coordinator. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and journalism from California State University, Fresno, where she also obtained a certificate in marketing.
Courtney is the daughter of third generation Sanger-area farmer, Craig Sorensen. Growing up, she loved spending summer days at her family's ranch, getting to see first-hand how much work goes into day-to-day activities on the farm. These experiences gave her a strong love and respect for agriculture early on in life.
Communications and Member Relations Manager: Brittlyn Schwartz
Brittlyn Schwartz, of Fresno, is FCFB's Communications and Member Relations Manager. She assists FCFB's members and the community, as well as coordinates the organization's public relations, marketing and agricultural education activities.
Schwartz formerly worked as a crop insurance underwriter and an assistant claims adjuster. Schwartz graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration—marketing from California State University, Fresno.
The Salinas (Monterey County) native has been around agriculture all her life. While growing up in the “Salad Bowl of the World,” she participated in 4-H, assisted friends on their farming operations, as well as shadowed her father who is also involved in the industry.
Administrative Support Coordinator: Bailey DeGraw
Bailey DeGraw, of Clovis, is FCFB’s Administrative Support Coordinator.
DeGraw is a graduate of California State University, Fresno, where she received her bachelor’s degree in agricultural business. She is also affiliated with local groups such as the Clovis Rodeo Association and the Fresno-Kings CattleWomen’s organization. Bailey ranches with her parents, owners of DeGraw Livestock, in Clovis.