Mr. Patterson was one of the principal founding members of A&L Canada and is currently President and CEO and acts as the chief agronomist. His primary role is corporate administration, and customer support and service. Mr. Patterson obtained an honors degree in agriculture from the University of Guelph, in 1978 and has been a professional agronomist for over thirty years. He works closely with all agricultural clients to support the service provided by his company. He was one of the first people in Canada to earn the designate as a Certified Crop Consultant. As part of ongoing customer support he personally conducts in depth agronomy and fertility training seminars for field, horticultural and specialty (Turf, Viticulture, and Silviculture) crops.