Phone: 218-998-5794 or 888-241-0843
UM Extension Regional Center - Fergus Falls
220 West Washington Avenue
Fergus Fall, MN 56537
Becker, Big Stone, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, Wilkin
Team Leader, Public Finance Programming
Ryan has developed and delivered Extension Community Economics programming in northwest and west central Minnesota since 2004. In that capacity, he has delivered business retention and expansion programming, retail trade analysis and small stores success workshops. He has also developed public finance programming with Department of Applied Economics faculty, and adapted the Access ECommerce program to the needs of direct farm marketers. Before coming to Extension, Ryan taught at the elementary and post-secondary level in West St. Paul and in Trabzon, Turkey. At the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Ryan researched case studies of rural knowledge and industry clusters, and researched and hosted regional planning meetings for economic development planning coming from the West Central Initiative. In addition to experience in teaching and rural development, Ryan has experience in sustainable agriculture as an intern, an independent farmer/ business owner and a grocer.