The Eric Bradford & Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award

Nominate someone you know for the Bradford Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award.

Charlie Rominger & Eric Bradford
Charlie Rominger & Eric Bradford

Nominations are open

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Established in 2008 through gifts from family and friends, the Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award seeks to provide a lasting legacy of the unique contributions Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger made in academia and agriculture and to 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.

Click here to learn more about the characteristics of Charlie and Eric that this award seeks to recognize in others.

Nominations are welcome for UC Farm Advisors and Cooperative Extension 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 the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis which manages the award and selection process.

To contribute to the endowed fund, please contact Melissa Haworth, Director of Development at (530) 979-1440 or mdhaworth@ucdavis.edu or simply mail your contribution to: Melissa Haworth, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean’s Office, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616 and note that it is for the Bradford-Rominger award.

Learn more about past Bradford Rominger Award recipients

Rachel Surls, UC Cooperative Extension Sustainable Food Systems Advisor, Los Angeles County

Recipient of the 2018 Bradford Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award


David Lewis, Director and Watershed Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, North Bay Counties

Recipient of the 2017 Bradford Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award


Daniel Mountjoy, Director of Resource Stewardship, Sustainable Conservation and UC Davis Alumnus

Recipient of the 2016 Bradford Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award


Isao Fujimoto, lecturer emeritus of Community Development and Asian Studies at UC Davis

Recipient of the 2015 Bradford Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award


Mary Bianchi, UCCE Farm Advisor and County Director, San Luis Obispo County 

Recipient of the 2014 Bradford Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award


Rose Hayden-Smith, recipient of the 2013 Bradford Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award


Dr. Kenneth Tate, recipient of the 2012 Bradford Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award


Dr. Kelly Garbach, the inaugural recipient of the Bradford Rominger award