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New VofV Podcast Episode – Dissecting the 21st Century Ag Renaissance

Posted on February 22, 2022 14:53 PM by WGCIT

Listen to a special two-part episode of Voices of Valley, where A.G. Kawamura covers everything from lessons learned from agriculture’s past to forging uncommon collaborations to solve world hunger. Kawamura is owner of Orange County Produce and former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Part 1:
With 44 seasons of farming under his belt, A.G. Kawamura shares his unique perspective about the future of agriculture and provides an analysis of the lessons learned from agriculture’s past. Some of the topics he covers? Stepping away from “think tanks” and moving toward an era of “do tanks.” The importance of disruption in sustaining a state of abundance vs a state of survival. How to accelerate change by streamlining the path for environmentally-friendly technology. The transformation of urban agriculture. And more! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PART 1.

Part 2:
How do we create a more resilient food supply for the planet and address both food and nutrition insecurity? By implementing new programs that bring urban communities closer to agriculture. In part 2 of A.G. Kawamura’s podcast interview, he speaks about the steps for creating successful farm programs where 1 + 1 = 3. These include programs where residents in urban areas work hand-in-hand with farm crews to better understand their food supply as well as initiatives that allow you to be part of the environment, rather than apart from it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PART 2.

Also, listeners can subscribe to the Voices of the Valley podcast and hear all episodes in several ways:

The Voices of the Valley Podcast is hosted by Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology. To learn more about the Voices of the Valley podcast or to be featured as a guest, contact Dennis Donohue at ddonohue@wga.com.