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Mohammad Torshizi, Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, University of Saskatchewan.

Assistant Professor

Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences

Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology

About Me

Job/Research Area

  • Agribusiness Management in Agri-Food, Environmental, and Forestry Businesses;
  • Grain Transportation and Handling in Canada;
  • Economics of Innovation in Agricultural Input Industries. 

Awards

  • 2014 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Graduate Student Teacher Award;
  • 2015/16 Sask Wheat Pool President’s Fellowship in Agri-Business;
  • University of Saskatchewan 2012-13 Teacher Scholar Doctoral Fellowship;
  • Canadian Wheat Board Graduate Fellowship Award 2011-12;

Research

Research Interests


  • Agricultural and Food Policy;
  • Commodity Marketing, Handling, and Transportation;
  • Economics of Entrepreneurship, Research and Development, and Intellectual Property Rights;
  • Innovation Policy;
  • Product Differentiation, Commercialization and Life Cycles;
  • Innovation-Induced Business Cycles;
  • Business Venture Management and Finance.

Recent Publications

  • Hosseini S.H., R. Gray, and M. Torshizi. 2018. Firms’ Incentives for Cross-Licensing in the Presence of Technological Improvement. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (Forthcoming). DOI: 10.1111/cjag.12180
  • Torshizi, M., R. Gray and M. Fulton. 2018. Non-Linear Demand in a Linear Town. Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization (Forthcoming). DOI: 10.1515/jafio-2017-0019
  • Torshizi, M. and R. Gray. 2017. An Economic Analysis of Western Canadian Grain Export Capacity. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 00 (2017) 1–29. DOI: 10.1111/cjag.12148
  • Torshizi, M. and R. Gray. 2017. Export Spread, Farmer Revenue and Grain Export Capacity in Western Canada. Journal of Transportation Research Forum, 56(1): 93-114.



Teaching

Courses:

  • AREC 323: Introduction to Management for Agri-Food, Environmental, and Forestry Businesses
  • AREC 423: Advanced Management Methods and Applications for Agri-Food, Environmental and Forestry Businesses

Supervised Business Plans:

  • 2018. A Hemp Processing Plant for Haarsma Farms
  • 2018. Alvims Fine Foods: Gluten-Free Cheese Rolls
  • 2018. Range Road Meat’s Bone Broth
  • 2017. Gourmet Mushroom Farm’s Expansion 
  • 2017. Range Road Meat’s Healthy Beef Jerky 
  • 2017. A Franchise Model for Mut Hut Pet Emporium Inc. 
  • 2017. A Feasibility Study for West-Central Forage Association 
  • 2017. Northland’s Urban Farm 
  • 2016. AMRIC Seed Solutions (mobile grain cleaning business)
  • 2016. Beaver Creek Riding and Boarding Stables
  • 2016. Golden West Custom Applicators
  • 2016. Mistawasis First Nation Cow-Calf Operation
  • 2016. Prairieland Bull Evaluation Center
  • 2016. Saskatchewan Grain Marketing
  • 2016. ÜGrain: A Spoiled Grain Marketing App
  • 2015. 3 to 1 Mobile Seed Cleaning
  • 2015. Baggers Extractors and Rollers (International Marketing and Distribution)
  • 2015. Picture Butte Corral Cleaning
  • 2015. Saskatchewan Natural Gas Farm Solutions (SNGFS)
  • 2015. Langham Loaders Producer Car Loading Facility
  • 2015. Prairie West Agronomy (PWA) Independent Agronomy Service
  • 2015. Santa Fe Food Company
  • 2015. Tube Canada Hyperloop Transportation 
  • 2015. Upside Grains Marketing and Transportation
  • 2015. Ancient Oils Edible Oil Processing
  • 2015. FarmCodes Inventory-Tracking App
  • 2015. First Flight Custom Spraying
  • 2015. DD Ag Service (agricultural service repair)
  • 2015. Ullyott Power Wash (UPW) Mobile Pressure-Washing Service
  • 2015. FenderXTender
  • 2015. Works and Days Winery
  • 2014. East Central Custom Spraying
  • 2014. Farmer Food Services
  • 2014. Rayner Dairy Ice Cream
  • 2014. Rippling Hills Farms (RHF) Goat Dairy and Processing Plant
  • 2014. TollFlight Crop Scouting and Drone Aerial Imaging
  • 2014. Rayner Dairy Barn Waste Management