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Fresno County Farm Bureau Staff

Ryan Jacobsen

CEO/Executive Director: Ryan Jacobsen

Ryan Jacobsen, of Easton, is the CEO/Executive Director for Fresno County Farm Bureau (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 2004.

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 currently serves as president of the Fresno Irrigation District Board of Directors and the Craig School of Business. He is also the host of the local television show, Valley's Gold.

Ryan Jacobsen

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.

Office Coordinator: Bailey DeGraw

Bailey DeGraw, of Clovis, is FCFB's Office Coordinator.

DeGraw came to FCFB in 2016 after graduating from California State University, Fresno, where she received her bachelor's degree in agricultural business.

Bailey raises beef cattle with her parents Michael and Tracy DeGraw, owners of DeGraw Livestock, in Clovis.