Following graduation, Ryan took what he learned at Illinois State to educate others as an agriculture instructor for Meridian School District 223 and then for Byron School District 226. During this time Ryan also earned his master's degree from the University of Illinois. Ryan now works for Monsanto as a knowledge transfer agronomy manager. Here he develops training for sales managers and researches data to create communications for BioAg dealers.
Ryan stays involved with the field of agriculture outside of his profession as a member of the St. Louis Area Agribusiness Club
As a student, he was involved with Student Alumni Council and worked as a manager for Campus Dining Services. Ryan was able to enjoy one of the "happiest places on Earth" when he enrolled in the Walt Disney World College Program as well.
He currently serves on the Alumni Association board of directors' awards, scholarship, and RED committees. He also is the Bone Scholars liaison for the board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.