Ryan Taylor is the director of public policy for Ducks Unlimited in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana. He has a special interest in agricultural public policy that helps align the goals of farmers, ranchers, sportsmen and women, and conservationists in voluntary, working lands habitat conservation. Taylor owns and manages his family’s cattle ranch near Towner, N.D., a ranch homesteaded by his family in 1903. Taylor served in the North Dakota State Senate from 2002 to 2012. In 2015, he was appointed by the President to serve as state director for USDA Rural Development. Taylor was named a Bush Foundation leadership fellow in 2013. He graduated from NDSU with degrees in Agricultural Economics and Mass Communications in 1992, and enjoys life on the prairie with his wife, Nikki, and their three high school and college age children.
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