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Journeys of Discovery: Cal Poly grad makes the grade with award-winning olive oil

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Mike Coldani at his Lodi, California ranch, where he and his family farm more than 1,000 acres and produce award-winning, organically-grown olive oil.

Coldani talks about “learn-by-doing” lessons acquired while majoring in agriculture at San Luis Obispo's Cal Poly State University—insights and connections that continue to serve him well, sixteen years after graduation.

Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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