Al Mussell is Research Lead, and founder, of Agri-Food Economic Systems, Inc.
Prior to establishing Agri-Food Economic Systems, Al was Senior Research Associate at the George Morris Centre in Guelph, Ontario for 15 years. His areas of research expertise are farm management and agricultural systems, agricultural marketing, and agri-food policies. Previously, Al worked as an economist in the milk procurement division of Land O’Lakes, Inc. in Minnesota.
Al holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in agricultural economics from the University of Guelph, and a doctorate in agricultural economics from the University of Minnesota, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Al is a past President of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society and has served on the board of the Progressive Dairy Operators. He currently serves as Chair of the Ontario Pork Industry Council.
Al is originally from Stratford, Ontario where he grew up in a family with roots in the farm supply and dairy business.