Fresno County Farm Bureau Staff
Ryan Jacobsen, CEO
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.
Kristin Hult, Business Operations Manager
Kristin Hult is FCFB's Business Operations Manager, joining the organization in October 2023.
Hult is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics. After graduation, Hult started her finance career working for a top corporate bank and recently retired as a Vice President/Senior Manager after a 33-year career.
Hult has a love and passion for showing horses. While she is retired from the sport now, she showed quarter horses competitively for 10 years. She competed at the highest levels including the All-American Quarter Horse Congress and the AQHA World Show. She now enjoys spending her time with her family outdoors.
Holly Cecil, Member Relations Manager
Holly Cecil is FCFB’s Member Relations 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.