Our Contributors

Josh Dowell

Josh Dowell has joined the Water Wrights team for the upcoming 2020 irrigation season. He brings a combined background of ag technology, water policy, and grower focused service.  
Josh was born and raised on a dairy farm in Chowchilla, California. From this upbringing he developed a passion for California agriculture, and more specifically, water. As a young professional, he works with growers in the Sacramento Valley as a representative of Phytech, a plant based remote sensing solution. 

His background is rooted in production agriculture but he is experienced in the political landscape that surrounds water. Having worked within the state and federal legislature, Josh knows what it means to connect growers to the right information when they need it. 

When he has some down-time you can find him with his family working their farm, cheering on the San Francisco Giants, or planning out his next big idea. 

Josh lives in Sacramento with his girlfriend, Angelica, and their bulldog, Tucker.  


Joel HastingsJoel Hastings

Joel Hastings is a veteran ag journalist who has written about farmers and ag organizations in California, nationally and internationally.  He’s worked with dairy, equine and beef breeders as well as specialty crop growers and food processors. He’s owned publishing properties doing magazines, newsletters, radio and web-based media in ag.  Earlier he published HolsteinWorld and DairyBusiness magazines. He’s currently editor of DairyBusiness Digital. He lives in Madera, Calif.


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