With a degree in Agricultural Production from the University of Florida, Patrick Cavanaugh pioneered the farming of table grapes in Casa Grande Arizona for three years. Shifting gears in 1985, he embarked on his career in agricultural journalism as an editor in Fresno, writing feature stories for several crop-specific magazines.
In 1994, Patrick launched Pacific Nut Producer magazine, which covers the tree nut industry in the West, including almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, macadamias, and pecans. The magazine is highly respected and widely circulated. In 1996, he launched Vegetables West magazine, which covers the vast vegetable industry in California.
Since 2011, Patrick has been a daily radio broadcaster for many radio stations in California. He has also been involved in agricultural TV broadcasting and web video reporting.
In January 2014 Patrick and his wife, Laurie Greene, launched the CaliforniaAgToday Radio Network and now broadcast on 20 affiliates in California’s agricultural areas.