Hi, I’m Paul Mitchell.

I’m the Director of the Renk Agribusiness Institute at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a faculty member in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

My research focuses on the economics of crop production, emphasizing pest management and risk management for commodity crops, and specialty crop economics. 

I maintain an active outreach program as a Department of Extension state specialist in cropping systems and environmental management that focuses on bringing science and programmatic information to Wisconsin’s agricultural professionals.

My teaching includes Farming Systems Management (AAE 320) for undergraduates and Economics of Managing Agricultural Production Systems (AAE 575) for graduate students.

All materials for AAE 320 are available online.