John King

John King

You’ll find John King with positive farming deviants, farmers not doing best practice and getting better outcomes; reducing labour, increasing profits, and enhancing land function. He is a pioneering thinker and educator linking ecology to farming through observation and critical reflection. Trained in Allan Savory’s Holistic Management John’s focus is problem solving and creativity covering social, financial and environmental aspects of farming. He splits his time between New Zealand and Australia helping farming families and groups discover which questions to ask when regenerating farm land, livelihoods, and lifestyles.

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Linking foods to our wisdom body and the environment

By John King20th of February 2019

Have humans lost the ability to choose nourishing diets or has it been hijacked?  This question posed by emeritus professor Fred Provenza emerges after comparing findings from his 40 year…

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Regenerative Farming Enhances Finances the Environment and Farmer Mental Health

By John King7th of November 2018

How long can New Zealand rural leadership continue to ignore regenerative farming insights and techniques? Again, Australian farmers are proving how regenerative farming insights and techniques outperform traditional farming. Regenerative…

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How Microbial Communities Improve Agricultural Production

By John King8th of August 2018

The world of biological farming is not confined to what happens in soil.  Biological products have been available for decades and provide strong competition for traditional chemical products.  Unlike many…

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Agro-Ecology Vs Agribusiness

By John King13th of June 2017

The Net Zero in New Zealand report highlights ways and means of reducing GHG emissions later this century. Intensive land use, particularly pastoral farming highlights how solving this problem has become…

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Carbon: Soil’s Secret to Saving Civilisation

By John King6th of April 2017

What do soil surfaces look like to absorb 200mm rainfall per hour?  This question is not asked in New Zealand agriculture and is overlooked because no text book illustrates this…

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Grazing to enhance environment

By John King21st of March 2017

Demonstrating How Grazing Enhances Plant/Soil Vitality and Ecosystem Health North American couple Tony and Jerrie Tipton do something really amazing. Mining companies call them as a last resort after substantial…

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Gabe Brown: Inspiring changes in Farmer Attitudes to Biodiversity

By John King6th of December 2016

Right now North American municipalities are suing farmers in their communities for polluting waterways with nitrogen says mixed farmer Gabe Brown. And yet there are simple techniques to prevent this…

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Living Earth: How Biodiversity Improves Farming

By John King1st of November 2016

Variety is spice of life yet when it comes to farming monocultures dominate.  If farmers have one or two species growing in paddocks, how far away are they from a…

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Uniting Farmers and Environmentalists through the Water Cycle

By John King6th of October 2016

Why does the rural sector struggle to convince the public agriculture enhances environment? In a world where the voting public has lost touch with realities of food production how can…

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