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Fresno County Farm Bureau Staff

Ryan Jacobsen, CEO

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Ryan Jacobsen, of Easton, is the CEO for FCFB.

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 governmental affairs coordinator and as the organization's membership coordinator, beginning in 2004.

Jacobsen is an 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, vice chair of the Kings River Water Association, chair of Fresno County's Agricultural Lands Conservation Committee, and serves on the boards of California Farmland Trust and the Rotary Club of Fresno Foundation.

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

Holly Cecil, Operations Manager


Holly Cecil is FCFB’s Operations Manager, joining the organization in January 2023.


Cecil is a graduate of Fresno State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Business. In college, she was a member of the Ag Ambassadors as well as National Agri-Marketing Association where she served as treasurer. Growing up, she was an active member of both 4-H and FFA, exhibiting sheep and competing in numerous speaking competitions. She was also deeply involved in the California High School Rodeo Association.

Cecil has intern experience on Capitol Hill dealing with the legislative process, particularly on agricultural issues.


Prior to FCFB, she most recently served in a Congressional district office.

Erica Bowles, Member Relations Manager

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Erica Bowles is the Member Relations Manager for FCFB.

Bowles joined the FCFB team in May 2021 with experience in communications and public relations. She graduated from Fresno State with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Communications and a certificate in Agricultural Leadership. During her time at the university, she participated on the livestock judging team.

She has intern experience with an animal health company, a national agricultural non-profit, as well as an agriculture radio company. Additionally, she has a background in customer service and sales.

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