John Heard

John Heard
Soil Fertility Extension Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture

John has serves as the soil fertility extension specialist for Manitoba Agriculture and previously with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food in extension and field crop research. He has a B. Sc. Agr. in Crop Science from the University of Guelph and M.S. in Soil Science for  Purdue University.  

Currently John is Chair of the MB Soil Fertility Advisory Committee and president of the Manitoba Soil Science Society.  John is a proud Certified crop Advisor and was recognized as International CCA of the Year in 2014. John’s odd obsession is hunting the officially designated state and provincial soils – of which he has captured 29 states and 7 provinces.

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