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May 25, 2021

Voices of the Valley Podcast Returns with New Episodes

After a short hiatus, the Voices of the Valley Podcast marks its return with new episodes featuring technologists, entrepreneurs and farmers on how agricultural technology has evolved in 2020 and 2021.

The latest episode, which aired yesterday, featured Candace Wilson on CRISPR gene editing and the incremental gains in both traditional and new breeding. Wilson, who led operations at Seminis/Monsanto/Bayer for the past 15 years and now serves as Vice President of Business Development at GreenVenus, also speaks about the importance of developing technology as a “team sport” and taking a global approach to solving problems and moving agriculture forward.


New episodes of Voices of the Valley will be released weekly. The next episode airs Monday (May 31) with Concentric Power’s Amy Tomlinson who will speak about her experience as the first female Blue Angel and provide insight on how her career in the Navy has played a role in her agtech journey. Last year, Tomlinson also participated in the Veteran’s Day Salute, a virtual event where agtech innovators discussed how the military prepared them for their current roles.

Upcoming podcast episodes will feature Dennis Donohue, Voices of the Valley Host and Director of Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, interviewing agtech pioneers such as Turlock Fruit Company’s Neill Callis, California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement’s Tim York, and Western Growers’ Walt Duflock, among other industry leaders.


Voice of the Valley is produced by Western Growers and its Center for Innovation & Technology, and available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. Episodes of the podcast are also aired regularly on the AgNet West Radio Network and available on SoundCloud here.

Directions for subscribing to the podcast are as follows:

On Apple:

  • Download the Apple Podcasts App
  • Open the Apple Podcasts App
  • Search for Voices of the Valley
  • Click the show’s icon
  • Click Subscribe

On Android:

  • Download the Google Podcast App
  • Open the Google Podcasts App
  • Search for Voices of the Valley
  • Click the show’s icon
  • Click Subscribe

For questions on the podcast or issues downloading the podcast, contact Stephanie Metzinger at (949) 885-2256.