Steve is a long-time professional in the vegetable seed industry. He has 34 years of combined experience at Monsanto Vegetable Seed Division, Petoseed and Sierra Seed in Nogales, time spent primarily in Latin America where he became fluent in Spanish. Steve has experienced first-hand the technological evolution of the industry which has well-positioned him to oversee Takii’s new state-of art seed processing plant in Salinas. He is a member of the Board of Directors, Monterey County Farm Bureau. A native of the Salinas Valley, Wiley received his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science & Management from the University of California at Davis.
Trace is the primary contact for seed dealers in the Central Valley, Nevada and the Pacific Northwest. He also manages Takii’s product development with melons and onions as his primary focus.A graduate of California State University in Fresno, Pafford has more than 15 years of experience in the seed industry. Prior to joining American Takii, he worked for Bayer CropScience (Nunhems) as a senior account manager, managing its melon business in the western United States.