Al and his wife, Kathy, own and operate G&W Pork, an 1,800-sow, farrow-to-finish farm operation that markets 45,000 pigs annually. They also raise corn and soybeans, run their own feed mill, and transport their pigs. Al is serving his second term as a Director on the National Pork Board, where he is treasurer. (Iowans who serve on the boards of the National Pork Board and the National Pork Producers Council also serve on the IPPA board of directors, where they provide insight on activities of the national organizations.)
Outside of work on the farm, Al is chairman of the National Swine Disease Council and was previously on numerous National Pork Board committees; serves on Iowa State University advisory boards for the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine and Iowa Pork Industry Center; and is collaborating with ISU to start a porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) control research project.
He served as president of the Iowa Pork Producers Association in 2016 and remains active within the organization.