Communications and Programs Manager

Ryan Mortensen

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Ryan grew up in central California on a large cattle ranch. He is familiar with the agricultural world and has spent most of his life on feedlots and cattle ranches. Ryan lives in Meridian, Idaho with his wife and their three children.

Ryan attended Utah State University, and later transferred to Boise State where he graduated with a degree in Mass Communication, Journalism and a minor in Business Administration. He understands the challenges the agricultural industry face and is committed to ensuring our farmers feel supported and appreciated.  "I am humbled at the opportunity to work for the Idaho Wheat Commission and love getting out to see our farmers in their element, just doing their thing."

Hobbies: Boating, 4-wheeling

Favorite Dessert: Chess Pie

Favorite film, film franchise or genre: Action/Adventure and Comedy

Favorite show(s) to binge watch: FRIENDS, Modern Family

The app you use most: Facebook

Book you'd recommend: The Gifts of Imperfection - Brene Brown

Favorite musical artist or band: Coldplay, Collective Soul, Def Leppard

Guilty Pleasure: Dr Pepper and Cool Ranch Doritos