Jay Noel, PhD
Sr. Principal Economist

Jay is professor and retired chair of the Agribusiness Department at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. He previously served as the Director of the California Institute for the Study of Specialty Crops. Jay has several decades of experience in agriculture and specialty crop policy analysis, agribusiness strategic management, natural resource economics and policy, food supply chain risk management, and regulatory policy analysis. He has prepared numerous reports and made presentations on issues such as specialty crop transportation, agricultural risk and uncertainty, economic competitiveness, regulatory impacts on agricultural profitability, natural resource management and agribusiness management.