John Heard

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development

John 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 from Purdue University.  

Currently John is Chair of the MB Soil Fertility Advisory Committee.  John is a 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 41 states and 8 provinces.