Ryan Conklin joined Wright & Moore Law Co. LPA in August 2015. With the addition of Conklin, Wright & Moore is able to specialize in two new practice areas— agritourism law and agricultural employment law.
Conklin grew up on his family’s small dairy farm in Plain City. He attended The Ohio State University where he served as president of Alpha Gamma Sigma fraternity, the Agribusiness Club and the College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Student Council. He was a member of the Ohio State Dairy Challenge team, which achieved a Platinum rating, and the title of co-national champion. Prior to graduating with his degree in animal sciences and agribusiness and applied economics, Conklin was selected as a Top Ten Senior for the College, and awarded Ohio State Outstanding Senior.
After finishing his undergraduate degree, Conklin pursued his master’s degree in agricultural education at the University of Florida. During his two-year tenure in Gainesville, FL, Conklin also studied agricultural and natural resource law, a decision that inspired him to attend law school.
After obtaining his master’s degree in 2012, Conklin attended Michigan State University College of Law. While at Michigan State, Ryan’s study of agricultural law intensified. He completed internships with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Farm Credit Mid-America, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, and Wright & Moore. Furthermore, he completed coursework in food law, labor law, environmental law, land use law, and hospitality law.
Conklin passed the July 2015 Ohio Bar Examination and was sworn into the practice of law on November 16, 2015 during a special session of the Ohio Supreme Court.
In addition to the agritourism law and agricultural employment law specializations that Conklin brings to Wright & Moore’s legal team, he will continue the firm’s work in estate, succession, and business planning.Email Ryan at RConklin@ohiofarmlaw.com