David W. Nelson
Dave is the founder of Pedogenesis, Inc. and a Premium Growing System soil fertility adviser. With a degree in agronomy from the University of Minnesota, and personal farm experience; David has been on both sides of the fence. In 1988 David and his wife Vickie started a chemical-free and pesticide-free landscape fertilizer service in Colorado. During this time David began working with Neal Kinsey, following the Albrecht model of soil fertility and could see the effects of a host of products and systems. The Albrecht system, when followed as instructed, works with amazing consistency. Since moving back to Minnesota and opening Pedogenesis, Dave’s expertise has been in high demand with farmers wanting to get on track working with natural processes and not against them. Dave is a native of the Roseau, MN area.
Vice President & CFO
Vickie Nelson founded Pedogenesis with her husband Dave in 2007. Prior to starting this business Vickie worked as a contract travel emergency room nurse for 13 years. Prior to that she worked at Essentia Hospital as an Emergency Room nurse and in a clinic setting at MeritCare. She is a graduate of the nursing program at Front Range Community College in Loveland, Colorado. Previous employment includes data entry in Fort Collins, CO, Marvin Windows in Warroad, MN and the First State Bank in Ada, MN. Vickie is a native of Ada, MN. Dave and Vickie have two adult children and three grandchildren.
Who are Kinsey and Albrecht?
Neal Kinsey completed a program of study developed and taught by Dr. William A. Albrecht in 1973. He started consulting with farmers the same year. Neal Kinsey owns and operates Kinsey Agricultural Services, Inc., a company specializing in soil fertility management. Detailed soil audits determine specific fertilization programs based on each individual soil and its fertility requirements.
- Author of Neal Kinsey’s Hands-On Agronomy, published in 1993.
- Education: B.S., Southern Illinois University (Carbondale); B.A., Ambassador College (Big Sandy, Texas).
- Recipient of the 2003 ACRES USA Eco-Agriculture Achievement Award.
William A. Albrecht (1888–1974) PhD, Chairman of the Department of Soils at the University of Missouri, was the foremost authority on the relation of soil fertility to human health and earned four degrees from the University of Illinois.
He drew direct connections between poor quality forage crops, and ill health in livestock and from this developed a formula for ideal ratios of cations in the soil.
As emeritus Professor of Soils at the University of Missouri he saw a direct link between soil quality, food quality, and human health. He drew direct connections between poor quality forage crops, and ill health in livestock and from this developed a formula for ideal ratios of cations in the soil. While he did not discover cation exchange in the soil as is sometimes supposed, he may have been the first to associate it with colloidal clay particles.
(C. Edmund Marshall, In Memoriam, ‘Plant and Soil’ vol 48.)[Photo credit and source: Wikipedia]