John Diener


Position Title

  • Red Rock Ranch

John started farming for himself on the Westside in 1980. Today, he farms both conventional and organic land. John has extensive experience growing fresh-market crops, however his current focus is on growing processing crops for the cannery and various agronomic crops for certified seed production. John has been very active in conservation and reclamation efforts. He developed a pilot Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management prototype (1985 to present). By tiling saline land and recycling water through a series of fields, farmers can reclaim land, harvest runoff water, produce marketable crops, and ultimately mine salts for commercial use.