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Ryan Stockwell, Ph.D.

Regenerative Crop Systems Director, North America Agriculture

Ryan Stockwell headshot.

Ryan Stockwell Ryan Stockwell headshot. © TNC

Areas of Expertise

Agriculture, Policy, Engagement Strategy

Media contact

Christine Griffiths
ph. 912-222-3297


Ryan Stockwell, Ph.D., is leading the Regenerative Crop Systems (RCS) strategy with the objective to accelerate and expand the adoption of regenerative farming practices that improve outcomes for climate, freshwater, biodiversity, and farm resiliency. Ryan will lead in collaborations with external partners and internal coordination with staff, and he will serve as an essential spokesperson and thought leader for regenerative agriculture at The Nature Conservancy.
Prior to joining TNC, Ryan most recently served as Senior Manager for Grower Engagement at Indigo Ag, where he provided product marketing, marketing strategy, and grower engagement strategy. Before his time at Indigo, Ryan served as the Director of Sustainable Agriculture for the National Wildlife Federation, where he worked on Farm Bill legislation to reduce policy barriers to regenerative agriculture and also on farmer outreach and engagement efforts to support and encourage adoption of regenerative farming practices.
Ryan has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Missouri, a master’s in history from Miami University, and a bachelor’s degree in social change and development from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He has served on the board for the Midwest Cover Crops Council and the North Central SARE Administrative Council. In his spare time, Ryan farms near Medford, Wisconsin, using regenerative practices.

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