Rose Hayden-Smith named 2013 Bradford-Rominger award winner

by ehightow — last modified May 21, 2013 01:45 PM

Rose Hayden-Smith

The Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI) at UC Davis announced today that Rose Hayden-Smith of the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is this year’s recipient of ASI’s Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award.

The annual award will be presented to Hayden-Smith tomorrow at a ceremony featuring distinguished speaker Craig McNamara.

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.

“I’m extremely humbled to receive the award and actually don’t feel deserving when I read about the amazing attributes and characteristics and qualities that defined the work and character of those two individuals,” said Hayden-Smith.

Learn more about the award.

Rose Hayden-Smith has been a UC ANR Cooperative Extension 4-H youth, family and community development advisor in Ventura County since 1992.  Since March 2011 she has served as the leader for ANR’s strategic initiative in sustainable food systems.

Learn more about Rose Hayden-Smith and past Bradford-Rominger award winners.

After the Bradford-Rominger award is presented to Hayden-Smith at tomorrow’s ceremony, Craig McNamara – an organic farmer, president of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture, and the president of the Center for Land-based Learning – will give a talk entitled “Changing the Way We Think about Food.”

Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award Ceremony
4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 22
Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center
UC Davis campus


This event is free and open to the public. Students are encouraged to attend.