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Howard G. Buffett is a farmer, photographer, businessman, sworn law enforcement officer, former elected official and Chairman/CEO of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, one of the largest private charitable foundations in the U.S. The Foundation invests primarily in global food security, conflict mitigation and public safety.
A champion of no-till farming, Buffett manages a 1,500-acre family farm in central Illinois and operates a 400-acre farm in Nebraska. He also oversees multiple Foundation-operated research farms in Arizona, Illinois, and Nebraska totaling 9,500 acres.
Buffett served as Sheriff of Illinois’ Macon County from September 2017-November 2018 after serving as an Auxiliary Deputy for 5 years.
He currently serves on the corporate board of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. and has served on several Fortune 500 boards. He has held several senior corporate executive positions; he was elected to serve as a Commissioner on the Douglas County Board in Nebraska from 1989-1992; and he served 20 years on the Commission on Presidential Debates.
He has been honored for his leadership and contributions to agriculture, conservation, philanthropy, and journalism, including receiving the highest honors bestowed on a foreign citizen by the governments of Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador and Rwanda for his work in each country.
He has traveled to over 150 countries and authored 8 books on conservation, wildlife, and the human condition, including two New York Times bestsellers, 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World and Our 50-State Border Crisis: How the Mexican Border Fuels the Drug Epidemic Across America.
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On this episode of Conservation Ag Update, brought to you by CultivAce, we talk to East Troy, Wis., no-tiller Jim Stute as he wraps up corn harvest. Stute reflects on a challenging year and shares how he was able to conserve moisture with cereal rye.