Al Bond was born May 21, 1904, in Grants Pass, Oregon. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, in 1926.
His professional career began as a farm reporter for the Wenatchee, Washington Daily Herald in 1933. He then served as extension editor at Washington State from 1935 to 1940. During the war years, he worked in the Office of Information at the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
In 1945, he returned to Seattle, Washington where he was radio farm director for KIRO. In 1949, he returned to Washington State University as extension radio specialist until 1952, when he again became extension editor. He retired in 1969.
In addition to ACE, he belonged to the National Association of Farm Broadcasters. He died at Pullman June 14, 1994. He was 90.