Dr. Jason Bradford leads the farmland management program for Farmland LP, including sustainability planning and organic certification and management. In addition to his agriculture background, Jason is a highly-regarded ecological scientist and expert in sustainability and local food systems. After receiving his Ph.D., Jason taught Ecology at Washington University, and then worked on issues related to global ecosystem integrity through the Missouri Botanical Garden and U.C. Davis, with funding by the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society. Jason was a leader of BioMERGE, a NSF funded research network of over 100 scientists from 17 countries integrating the study of biodiversity and ecosystem function.
Prior to joining Farmland LP, Jason founded and managed Brookside Farm, a successful certified organic farm in Willits, CA utilizing innovative low-energy farming techniques; hosted a radio program called “The Reality Report”; and served on the Boards of Directors for the Renewable Energy Development Institute (REDI) and Willits Economic LocaLization (WELL).