Rominger Brothers Farm finalists for California Leopold Conservation award

The award recipient will be announced in November. It will be presented at the California Farm Bureau Federation’s annual December meeting.
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Rominger Brothers Farm, Inc. is one of three finalists for the 2019 California Leopold Conservation Award. The award is named for Aldo Leopold, an American author and ecologist whose work deeply influenced the modern environmental movement. Brothers Bruce and Rick Rominger’s farming operation was selected in part for their dedication to farmland conservation and habitat improvement efforts.

A press release sent in to the Express addressing the award’s finalists stated, “The Romingers grow a diverse array of crops with water-wise irrigation systems on their property north of Winters. They have made efforts to improve habitats for pollinators and other native wildlife through the installation of hedgerows and their management of irrigation in rice fields, which supports shorebird populations.”

The two other finalists for the award are the Burroughs Family Farms of Stanislaus County and Philip Verwey Farms of King County. All three finalists were selected by an independent panel of leaders in the fields of agriculture, forestry, wildlife, academia and conservation.

The name of the award recipient will be announced in November. It will be presented at the California Farm Bureau Federation’s annual December meeting. The winner of the Leopold Conservation Award will receive $10,000.

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