Steven D. Rystrom is from Chico, California; is a rice grower in Butte County; and has been an agricultural leader in his community and in the national rice industry. Steven graduated from UC Davis and did graduate work at Whitworth College in Washington. He began his farming career in 1976.
Over the years, Steven has served as chair of the Butte County Rice Growers Association, Richvale Seed Growers Association, Northern California Production Credit Association, and the U.S. Rice Producers Group, California. He has recently served as director of the California Rice Commission, and in various capacities with the USA Rice Federation. Steven’s interest and expertise concentrate in the area of farm program issues.