5.1.18 Jen Vonderwell, Syngenta’s new Northwest wheat breeder speaks with Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations for the Washington Grain Commission, in episode 71 of Wheat All About It, entitled:  A Conversation with Syngenta’s Northwest Wheat Breeder, Jen Vonderwell. Although she didn’t grow up on a farm, her Midwest sensibility (she was born and raised in Fortville, Indiana) expresses many of the same traits as farmers. Listen in as Vonderwell talks about how new technology is dramatically speeding up varietal release as well as the impending introduction of hybrids. Access the podcast at the WGC website at wagrains.org or subscribe on iTunes,  Overcast or Pocket Cast. Connect by Wifi or a four bar cellular link for quick downloads which can be listened to later in the tractor, truck or easy chair.