Ryan Findlay is CEO of the American Soybean Association and a native of Caro, Mich., where his family still farms row crops. He earned a degree in political science from Western Michigan University and an MBA from Northwood University in Midland, Mich. Before leading ASA, Ryan worked for the global agricultural company Syngenta, focusing on freedom-to-operate issues impacting farmers. Previously, his seven-year tenure with the Michigan Farm Bureau included work on two farm bills, international trade, climate change and regulatory issues. Ryan, his wife Gretchen, and their two children are happy to be in the St. Louis area, where Ryan works out of ASA’s headquarters office.
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