Glynn Tonsor, PhD 

Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University

Glynn Tonsor is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University (KSU). Glynn grew up on a farrow-to-finish swine farm in Monroe City, Missouri. Tonsor obtained a B.S. from Missouri State University and Ph.D. from KSU. He was a faculty member at Michigan State University from May 2006 to March 2010 when he joined the KSU faculty. Tonsor has broad interests and experiences which span many issues throughout the meat-livestock supply chain. Through active research, engaged outreach with industry, and first-hand knowledge with livestock production, Glynn has economic expertise in an array of topics of economic importance to Kansas, U.S. and global stakeholders.

Tonsor has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, provided over 250 presentations to an in-person audience exceeding 30,000 attendees, conducted numerous educational webinars, and written a multitude of non-technical publications.  He has testified to both state and federal governmental bodies. In addition to regularly engaging many agricultural media outlets, Tonsor has been interviewed or cited by broader outlets including the BBC News, CBS Evening News, Economist, National Geographic, Time, and the Wall Street Journal.   Glynn and his wife, Shauna, live in Saint George, Kansas with their children Ethan, Levi, and Aubree.

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