- Author: Aubrey Thompson
Nominate someone you know for the Bradford Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award.
Every year, the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis recognizes an individual from the University of California for their leadership in sustainable agriculture. The award honors individuals exhibiting the leadership, work ethic and integrity epitomized by the late farmer Charlie Rominger and the late UC Davis livestock geneticist Eric Bradford. Awardees demonstrate leadership with a passion for service as they aim to improve the world through their contributions to agriculture.
Help celebrate the work of a UC faculty, staff, Cooperative Extension advisor, student, or alum who helps make California agriculture thrive, now and for future generations.
Nominations are welcome for UC Cooperative Extension farm advisors and specialists as well as UC Davis graduate students, faculty members, and in special cases, alumni, for their work toward agricultural sustainability. Award recipients will receive a cash prize and may be invited to give a lecture sponsored by ASI, which manages the award and selection process.
Nominations are due Jan. 15, 2018. To submit a nomination or for more information about the award, visit http://asi.ucdavis.edu/about/awards-and-scholarships/bradford-rominger-award/nominate.
The Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis is accepting nominations for the annual Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award.
The Bradford-Rominger award recognizes and honors individuals who exhibit the leadership, work ethic and integrity epitomized by the late Eric Bradford, a livestock geneticist who gave 50 years of service to UC Davis, and the late Charlie Rominger, a fifth-generation Yolo County farmer and land preservationist.
The Bradford-Rominger award recipient for 2015 was Isao Fujimoto, lecturer emeritus of Community Development and Asian American Studies at UC Davi. In 2014 Mary Bianchi, UC Cooperative Extension advisor and county director for San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties, was honored. In 2013, Rose Hayden-Smith, UCCE advisor in Ventura County and then-leader for UC Agriculture and Natural Resources strategic initiative in sustainable food systems, received the award.
Nominate a UC leader you believe deserves recognition. Nominations are due Jan. 11, 2016.
For selection criteria, visit the Agricultural Sustainability Institute website at http://asi.ucdavis.edu/bradfordrominger.
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Each year the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis recognizes one of our UC colleagues with the Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership award. Established in 2008 through gifts from family and friends, the award seeks to provide a lasting legacy of the unique contributions Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger made through uniquely inspiring leadership in the field of agricultural sustainability. The intent of the award is to recognize and honor individuals exhibiting the leadership, work ethic, and integrity epitomized by Eric and Charlie. Awardees demonstrate leadership with a passion for service as they aim to improve the world through their contributions to agriculture.
This year, we are pleased to give the award to our Cooperative Extension colleague, Mary Bianchi, San Luis Obispo County director and horticulture farm advisor. Mary's nomination letter described her as “the ‘ultimate' farm advisor who does not hesitate to address the critical needs of her clientele, even if they require extending herself into new subject areas … She does so in the best sense of collaborative problem-solving, melding an easy-going, interpersonal style with astute professionalism that includes scientific rigor.” We couldn't agree more, and are delighted to present her with the award.
We will make the formal media announcement of the award just prior to the award ceremony. However, we want to invite Mary's colleagues and collaborators to extend their congratulations to her, both personally and through joining us in honoring Mary at our award ceremony. We would appreciate your help in spreading the word to the ANR family. Details are below.
- Bradford Rominger Award Ceremony
- Tuesday, April 15, 5 p.m.
- Beuhler Alumni and Visitor Center, UC Davis
- Keynote speaker: food activist LaDonna Redmond
More information on the event can be found here.
Thomas P. Tomich
W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems
Director, UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI)
Director, UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP)
Host, Inter-Institutional Network for Food, Agriculture and Sustainability (INFAS)
Professor of Community Development, Environmental Science & Policy