Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis names Ken Tate this year’s Bradford-Rominger Award recipient

by ehightow — last modified May 02, 2012 07:00 PM

Ken Tate

UC Cooperative Extension Specialist Ken Tate was named this year’s Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award recipient this week.

Given by the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis, the award is meant to recognize and honor 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.

“I believe this award carries with it a responsibility for each recipient to provide leadership throughout their professional and personal lives to advance agricultural and environmental sustainability. We can have healthy agricultural enterprises and a healthy environment – we will have them. We will accomplish this goal together, and only with leadership from all,” Dr. Tate said.

Dr. Tate runs the California Rangeland Watershed Laboratory in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis, which focuses on the diverse ecosystems that comprise California rangelands.

He has developed numerous partnerships with UC Cooperative Extension advisors, ranchers, rangeland managers, other research laboratories and organizations focusing on natural resources conservation, management and regulation. His research and extension program has been exemplary in evaluating scientific information relevant to important issues, contributing new scientific knowledge, extending information to diverse stakeholders, and supplying tools and knowledge to implement on-the ground solutions. The impact of his research and service activities on rangeland management and the leadership role he has played in communicating the results to stakeholders and the public are recognized at the state, national and international levels.

Watch Ken Tate discuss his work and the significance of winning the Bradford Rominger Award

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