College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

The CNR Alumni Association Board

John Casazza, Past President & Chair, Board Development, CNRAA

Soil and Plant Nutrition '77

After CNR, John joined the Peace Corps and spent two years conducting soil surveys throughout Honduras and teaching soil science and conservation at a local agriculture high school. He joined Dole Food Company in 1981 at the company's pineapple plantation in Lanai. His career with the premier food company lasted 22 years. It took him to Honduras, the Dominican Republic, China and the Philippines where he expanded his agriculture management expertise with assignments in pineapple, citrus, banana, papaya, mango and asparagus operations. Following Dole, John served as Vice President for agriculture operations at Growers Express in Salinas with responsibilities for the group's ag operations in California, Arizona, Mexico and Peru. John is currently an independent consultant working with farmers in Chile, Tanzania, Mozambique and the Philippines.

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