About Kinsey Agricultural Services
Founded in 1973, the approach of Kinsey Agricultural Services has always been that of providing a consulting service specifically dealing with soil fertility and problems that are closely related. Initially begun as a one-man soil fertility consulting service for problem soils, Neal Kinsey was trained and certificated as an agronomist by Dr. William A. Albrecht, Professor Emeritus of Soils, University of Missouri/Columbia. Our company still utilizes this foundational work on soil testing and fertility. The principal goal is to help those who use the services we offer to economically achieve an ideal level of productivity and quality in terms of the soil and the crops grown on each soil. Soil fertility work includes soils growing just about any major food, fiber or feed crop, in the world.
Whether for food production or land reclamation our work involves utilizing specific soil tests to determine nutrient needs, and recommending the appropriate types and amounts of fertilizers and soil amendments to fill those needs. This includes working with soils and crops of all types from all 50 states in the US. We also work with soils and formulate fertility needs for clients throughout Canada and Mexico. Other principal accounts include countries from Asia, Africa, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, and South America, providing broad experience in working with soils and crops from some 75 countries worldwide.
It is not our purpose to recommend or convince clients as to which type of farming program they should use on their land. But we try to help interested parties to understand the consequences of any mineral excesses or deficiencies the soils may have, and the problems that correcting them will solve or at least begin to immediately help to reach the solution. Consequently, we work with conventional, certified organic, no-till, minimum-till, chemical-free, natural, bio-dynamic growers and construction site restoration.
We are not in business to sell the fertilizers or the materials we may recommend for soil nutrient corrections to our clients. Our specialty is that of recommending the exact products needed, based on one very specific type of detailed soil analysis, for attaining top quality and top yields. A number of clients tell us they initially hired us because we were not selling the fertilizer or other products that the soil tests showed to be needed for building up their soil. Instead, we specify what is needed, and then each grower chooses where they will purchase the fertilizers and/or soil amendments they decide to use.
Our business is advice, including optional on-site farm consultations. We earn our livelihood from the consulting services we offer, which includes evaluating soils and crops and recommending the proper fertilization for each specific situation. In addition, as a part of our consulting service, we conduct training programs on soil fertility and fertilization for growers or for other consultants and companies who want to use this system to work with farmers and growers. Meetings we sponsor, and any we conduct for others if requested, will be listed on our courses page. These programs are designed to help clients better understand the fertility requirements of the soils they are working to build. We also use them to teach why it is important to employ the specific materials recommended for achieving the most desirable results.
It is in keeping with this philosophy – the more people know and correctly understand about soil fertility management, the better for everyone – that we gladly share as much information as we can with those who want to learn from our consulting services.
About Neal Kinsey
Neal Kinsey owns and operates Kinsey Agricultural Services, Inc., a company which specializes in soil fertility management. Detailed soil audits determine specific fertilization programs based on each individual soil and its fertility requirements.
Owner and President: Kinsey Agricultural Services, Inc. operating since 1973.
Partner: WK Soil Mapping, LLC
Author of Neal Kinsey’s Hands-On Agronomy
Education: B.S., Southern Illinois University (Carbondale); B.A., Ambassador College (Big Sandy, Texas).
Recipient of the 2003 ACRES USA ECO-AGRICULTURE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.
Member: Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
Soil Fertility Specialist: Consulting since 1973 after completing a program of study developed and taught by Dr. William A. Albrecht. Consultations include clients with small gardens up to large farms both conventional and no-till. Program based on the system of providing soil nutrients to correctly treat the soil and the plants that grow there, using soil chemistry to correct the soil’s physical structure to build the “house” for the biology to flourish. Consulting includes soils received for analysis and recommendations from over 75 countries, principally from the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, France and Mexico.