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John BucknerExecutive Editor

John is the National Editor at Farm Journal. Doing a little bit of everything, he covers "big picture" stories and conservation issues. He was born and raised near Mexico, Mo. on a beef cattle farm, graduating from the University of Missouri – Columbia with degrees in wildlife biology and forest management, with a minor in Agronomy. He worked for the Missouri Dept. of Conservation as a land management biologist where he was responsible for sharecrop contracts with local farmers on state land. He also helped establish the first program within the Dept. that made allowances for wildlife habitat within complex
John is the National Editor at Farm Journal. Doing a little bit of everything, he covers "big picture" stories and conservation issues. He was born and raised near Mexico, Mo. on a beef cattle farm, graduating from the University of Missouri – Columbia with degrees in wildlife biology and forest management, with a minor in Agronomy. He worked for the Missouri Dept. of Conservation as a land management biologist where he was responsible for sharecrop contracts with local farmers on state land. He also helped establish the first program within the Dept. that made allowances for wildlife habitat within complex

Articles By John Buckner

Aug 24, 2013

The Dirty Dozen No-Till Misconceptions

Soil type, topography and climate differences make no-till a challenge on any level, but Dan Towery is excited about the system’s bottom-line opportunities.
Apr 27, 2013

Aquifer Depletion Causes Delta Blues

The term “black gold” has been synonymous with oil, but farmers in the Mississippi Delta have reason to feel that way about their soil, too.
Mar 09, 2013

ConservationNow

Every day farmers make decisions that impact the bottom line and the natural world around them.
Feb 09, 2013

Roots of Soil Knowledge

Ray Weil sees a brighter future for farmers with the emphasis on soil organic matter and building it with the use of cover crops.
Dec 08, 2012

Manage Carbon in the Soil Bank

Researchers at North Carolina State University and USDA–Agricultural Research Service (USDA–ARS) are studying the way carbon moves in and out of the soil and its role in how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is released into the atmosphere.
Dec 08, 2012

Spotlight on Soil Biology

The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) had reason to celebrate 30 years of success this fall.
Dec 08, 2012

Stretch Your Hay Dollars

The key to managing the high cost of hay this year is making every mouthful count.
Dec 08, 2012

Stretch Your Hay Dollars

Feeder design makes a difference
Dec 08, 2012

A Yellow Brick Road to Prosperity

Ports-to-plains corridor is on a roll