John Mesko leads the Soil Health Partnership as the Senior Director, leveraging a strong internal team, a farmer-focused mission, and a growing community of collaboration. He is expanding the resource base for the important work of building soil health, creating a sustainable future for farming and food. He grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm in Minnesota, gaining a passion for farming and tremendous respect for farmers.
Mesko holds a BS degree in Agronomy and a MS degree in Agricultural Economics, both from Purdue University. His diverse career in agriculture, including successful experience in sales, marketing, research, business development, farm management, university extension, and nonprofit management, is put to use every day bringing agriculture together toward better outcomes for farmers, consumers and the environment by focusing on soil health building practices.
John lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.