John operates JRG Consulting Group, an agri-food sector consulting firm that provides consulting services in the agriculture and food sector in a number of areas including business strategy, feasibility analysis, economic analysis, competitiveness reviews, sector profiles, regulatory analysis and policy.
John has provided consulting services in most commodity sectors to a diverse range of clients and has consulted on a variety of issues in the Canadian grain and oilseed sector.
Through the Western Grains Research Foundation, JRG Consulting Group was recently commissioned to assist the Wheat and Barley Variety Working Group in exploring options for producer involvement in wheat and barley variety development.
Before consulting, John was an agricultural economist at Agricultural Canada and at the United States Department of Agriculture. John is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and received his PhD from University of Minnesota in agricultural and applied economics. His other degrees are from the University of Guelph. John lives in Guelph, Ontario, and grows corn and soybeans through a share-crop arrangement on a few farms in southwestern Ontario.