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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 FCFB, overseeing the administration of the member agricultural organization.

Jacobsen is no stranger to Farm Bureau or agriculture. He is the fourth generation of two Fresno County farm families and 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.

He currently serves as president of the Fresno Irrigation District Board of Directors, secretary/treasurer of the Kings River Water Association and president-elect of the Rotary Club of Fresno. He is also the host of the television show, Valley's Gold, which provides a behind-the-scenes look of the California agricultural industry.

Ryan is married to Ashley, and they have three sons: Maverick, Ranger and Trooper.

Ryan Jacobsen

Chief Operations Officer: Courtney Sorensen

Courtney Sorensen, of Sanger, is the Chief Operations Officer for 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. Sorensen currently serves as the treasurer for the MCJ Alumni & Friends Chapter at Fresno State.

Courtney is the daughter of third-generation Sanger-area farmer, Craig Sorensen. Growing up, she loved spending 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 great respect for agriculture early on in life.

Office Coordinator: Bailey DeGraw

Bailey DeGraw, of Clovis, is the Office Coordinator for FCFB.

DeGraw came to FCFB in 2016 after graduating from Fresno State, where she received her bachelor's degree in agricultural business. She currently serves as treasurer for the Fresno Kings Counties CattleWomen.

Bailey is the daughter of third-generation cattle ranchers, Michael and Tracy DeGraw.