Joseph Heckman

Soil Scientist Joseph Heckman, PhD
Soil Scientist Joseph Heckman, PhD

Joseph Heckman, Ph.D. Professor of Soil Science, Rutgers University, teaches courses in Soil Fertility, and Organic Crop Production.  He conducts research and extension programs on optimizing nutrition and soil quality in support of plant, animal, and human health. Dr. Heckman has authored numerous publications on soil fertility and organic farming.  He was the lead author of a chapter on Soil Fertility in Organic Farming for American Society Agronomy book entitled Ecology of Organic Farming Systems.  He is co-author of books on Fresh Milk Production, The Cow Edition and Fresh Milk Production, The Goat Edition.  Most recently he published an analysis of the raw milk movement: Securing fresh food from fertile soil, challenges to the organic and raw milk movements.