Ryan Edberg, President

Ryan Edberg grew up in a small town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where his family had a small cattle
farm. He graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2002, with a degree in Political Science; and is
a 2005 graduate of MSU College of Law. Ryan is a practicing attorney with a background in Criminal Law,
Juvenile Justice, and Child Welfare. He started his career as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Sanilac
County, where he gained experience handling Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare cases. While in Sanilac
County, he also served as Director of the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court; and as Attorney/Referee
in that same court. Ryan is currently employed as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Lansing area,
and has been a Williamston resident since 2018.
Through his work experience, Ryan developed a passion for helping children, which led him to become
involved with numerous non-profits and community outreach programs, including “Thumbs Up for
Kids,” “SAVE Council,” the “Child Death Review Board,” and “Michigan Refugee Hope.” He is also active
in the schools, having served on his local school board, and currently holding a seat on the Williamston
Elementary PTSA (WESPTSA) board.
Ryan chose to become involved with Sowing Growth because he sees our group as being important in
regard to the health and welfare of the youth in our community. Food education, the promotion of
healthy eating habits, and access to local healthy foods, all being central to the mission of Sowing
Growth, are crucial in terms of childhood development. Sowing Growth has done a wonderful job over
the years of promoting these ideals through the operation of the Eastern Ingham Farmer’s Market, and
Ryan is honored to currently serve as our Vice-President.