Ryan is a 1995 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After graduating with a degree in Agriculture, Ryan returned to his hometown of Trumbull to operate a Gelbvieh cattle seed stock business. Because of Ryan’s knowledge and commitment to the field, Ryan was elected to serve as the President of the Gelbvieh Association of Nebraska.
In 2001, Ryan joined his father Dick Samuelson, in the family John Deere business, Samuelson Equipment. Ryan began work in the parts department, and then worked for several years as the Service Manager before moving to the sales department and serving as the Used Equipment Manager. Ryan was elected to serve on the board of directors for the Iowa/Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association.
During his years at Samuelson Equipment, Ryan and Dick were 20 year members of the Spader Business Management Group. This group not only increased their knowledge of business practices but also expanded Ryan’s scope of farm equipment knowledge and business management.
Ryan lives in Hastings with his wife, Julie, and his three children Morgan, Breck and Irelyn.