Amanda Hershberger
40 Under 40, Class of 2020

Amanda Hershberger


Syngenta Flowers

Job Title

Productivity Improvement Lead


• Worked on Cora XDR Phytophthora-resistant vinca series breeding project beginning in 2012. “Through collaboration with the pathology and marketing teams, we were able to effectively bring this high value series to market. This was truly a labor of love!”

• Developed a robust insect pollination program at facility in Gilroy, California. Over the years, it has expanded to include a wide array of flower crops using controlled pollination provided by honeybees, bumblebees and flies.


“I played roller derby for 11 years and didn’t die … it’s a full-contact sport on wheels.”

Fun Facts

Her top vacation spot is Maui. “Great weather, food and snorkeling.”

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
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