Sept. 8, 2015 04:26 PM

Guests include Deputy Cabinet Secretary and Senior Advisor to California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., and Manager of the San Luis Canal Company, among others

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On September 10, “The Water Zone” radio show, hosted by Toro Irrigation, is putting focus on California’s agricultural industry and efforts to save water amid the historic drought. The show can be heard every Thursday at 6 p.m. PDT on NBC News Radio KCAA 1050 AM, KCAA 106.5 FM, or online at

For this special show, The Water Zone will be hosted by Inge Bisconer and Paul McFadden from Toro’s Micro Irrigation Business, which serves agricultural growers around the world. Their guests include Wade Crowfoot, Deputy Cabinet Secretary and Senior Advisor to the Office of California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.; and, Chase Hurley, Manager of the San Luis Canal Company. They will discuss water challenges facing growers and how California is meeting those challenges, and will share a remarkable success story featuring a water district that has helped farmers reduce water use and increase crop yields by adopting drip irrigation.

The Water Zone is regularly hosted by industry veterans Mike Baron and Rob Starr, who collectively have over 50 years of experience in the irrigation business. “The drought impacting much of California is a very serious issue to all of us,” said Baron, Water Conservation Manager with Toro’s Irrigation Business in Riverside, California. “The destinies of California’s agricultural, environmental and urban interests are now forever intertwined, so it’s important that we work together on solutions to best protect this critical resource, being water. This radio show has been a great venue for bringing together great leaders on the topic of water conservation and use efficiency.”

About The Toro Company

The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf, snow and ground engaging equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $2.2 billion in fiscal 2014, Toro’s global presence extends to more than 90 countries. Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and integrity, Toro and its family of brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers care for golf courses, landscapes, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural fields. For more information, visit