Born and raised in Minnesota, John attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agronomy and a Master of Science Degree in Farm Management.
John’s career experience is highly unique. From retail fertilizer and chemical sales to agronomic research on biotechnology with Mycogen Seeds and Dow Agrosciences, to Cooperative Extension with Purdue to starting a farm business from scratch to leading one of the largest sustainable agriculture networks, he has covered all facets of agriculture.
Along the way, he has worked closely with farmers, consumers and agriculture professionals to help everyone gain a better understanding of where our food comes from, and the importance of how it is raised.
As a firm believer in the notion that farmers are the original caretakers of the environment, John seeks to bring the food and farming community together to promote farming practices which produce abundant, healthy food.
John also teaches a college-level Environmental Science class and regularly speaks about sustainability, farming, and the future of agriculture. He can be reached at gro.n1449032885m-afs1449032885@nhoj1449032885.