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Episode 42: Industry Perspectives with Huller Michael Kelley


Michael Kelley is the president and CEO of the Central California Almond Growers Association. With four shellers in two locations, the association is the largest huller/sheller of almonds in the world. Kelley shares several insights about the current state of the industry, including economics, logistics, technology, supply chain, and drivers of past, present and future success.

We're on track to have the largest return we've ever had to our members at a time that they really need it; so, it's a really nice way to celebrate the 60th anniversary.
Michael Kelley

In Today’s episode:

  • Meet Michael Kelley, the president and CEO of the Central California Almond Growers Association
  • Discover how Kelley’s experience in the cotton industry has helped him in his role in the almond industry
  • Explore the current state of the almond industry from Kelley’s perspective and the new technology he has implemented on their operations

The Almond Journey Podcast is brought to you by the Almond Board of California. This show explores how growers, handlers, and other stakeholders are making things work in their operations to drive the almond industry forward. Host Tim Hammerich visits with leaders throughout the Central Valley of California and beyond who are finding innovative ways to improve their operations, connect with their communities, and advance the almond industry.

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