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Neal Kinsey grew up in southeast Missouri and worked on the farm for his father until he graduated from high school. To make his way through college, he worked part-time and summers as a crop reporter for the USDA's ASCS in Missouri and Illinois. He obtained his B.S. degree in marketing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. In 1966, Kinsey enrolled in a master's degree program in Food Industry Logistics in Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri, Columbia. There he met the renowned Dr. William A. Albrecht, who later provided the technical training in soil fertility required by Kinsey's profession. In 1968 Kinsey moved to Texas and took a job with a large environmental research project conducted by Ambassador College at Big Sandy. He eventually became assistant to the director. Later, he became business manager followed by agricultural operations manager for the Ambassador College Agriculture Department. While serving in this capacity, he became a certified consultant for Brookside Farms Laboratory of New Knoxville, Ohio.


In 1977 he established Kinsey Agricultural Services based in Southeastern Missouri. Following the publication of his methods in the book Hands-On Agronomy, he began sharing his methods with growers and consultants around the world. His workshops and seminars take him all around the world to train hundreds of consultants and growers in soil fertility management utilizing the principles of cation exchange and base saturation, specializing in the building, re-building and maintenance of soils for quality crop production. In addition to consulting on standard crops such as corn, cotton, soybeans, rice, wheat, alfalfa and grain sorghum, he does work on specialty crops such as wine grapes, bananas, coffee, melons, potatoes, almonds, walnuts, avocados, vegetables and seed production. Increasing growers of high-value specialty crops are discovering a tremendous payback from implementing his advanced soil fertility balancing methods.