Dr. Meilke was reared on a wheat and cattle ranch and joined the University of Guelph in 1973 following completion of a degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. In 1998, he was presented the Ontario Agricultural College Distinguished Researcher Award and became a Fellow of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society in the same year.
A former Chair of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium, Dr. Meilke was named in Nov 2004 as director of two national agricultural policy networks:
The Canadian Agricultural Trade Policy Research Network (CATPRN) and
North American Agri-Food Market Integration Consortium (NAAMIC)
Dr. Meilke's research interests include trade and domestic policy analysis. (From author's website)