A Northern California native, Ryan Schohr is a sixth generation California Farmer whose family has been farming in the Sacramento Valley for over 150 years. Raised on a family farm just west of Gridley, Ryan attended local schools, including California State University, Chico.
Ryan spent time with the California State Senate Republican Caucus helping craft state agriculture, natural resources and water policies. Ryan was also bestowed a fellowship in the 33rd Class of the prestigious California Agricultural Leadership Program.
Back home, Ryan has worked to diversify and enhance the family farming business. Today, their farming operation includes medium grain rice, hay, cattle, walnuts, wetland management, and trucking. In 2011 the California State Fair recognized Ryan?s family and the Schohr Ranch for their 150th year of continued business in the state.
Recognizing the value of collaboration, Ryan recently partnered with 3 other neighboring farmers to launch a new, vertically integrated packaged food product business under the brand name of Genesis Grains. The company offers premium Calrose rice, sustainably grown on their own farms, direct to consumers, restaurants, and food service organizations. Their Calrose rice was awarded "The World's Best Rice" at an international competition in Kuala Lumpur.
Ryan is a leader in the agriculture industry having served as President of the Butte County Farm Bureau.
Ryan has been married to his wife Holly Whittaker, an epidemiologist and an Oklahoma native, for over 11 years. They are proud parents of a two year old son, Brock.