Jason Bradford

Board Member

Food & Agriculture

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).


Jason Bradford on Blind Spot

length: 3:03   credit:   Jun 06, 2011

Post Carbon Adviser Jason Bradford speaks about seeing the problem of over consumption and Peak Oil, and not being heard in the midst of a sea of conformity. From the 2008 movie Blind Spot.


Reality Report: Michael Bomford Interview

length: 57:28   credit: Reality Reportdownload   Jun 16, 2009

What does a modern, productive food system without fossil fuels look like and how might we get there? In this episode of The Reality Report, host Jason Bradford speaks with Michael Bomford of Kentucky State University. Mike discusses his research on the energy and labor inputs of different farming methods and covers much of the information contained in the booklet The Food and Farming Transition co-authored with Richard Heinberg.

Latest Publications

Oil and food prices

Jason Bradford    Jan 31, 2011   

Several years ago National Geographic magazine published an article on oil that included a stunning photo of mature steer and the barrels of oil needed to grow an animal to that size. I recently went looking for that picture, … >>

Against the Grain

Jason Bradford    Jul 30, 2012   

By Ellie Winninghoff PCI Board Member Jason Bradford leads the farmland management program at Farmland LP. While farmland is a hot alternative vehicle among institutional investors like Harvard University and TIAA-Cref, some … >>

press coverage

Bradford in Sustainable Business Oregon on agriculture

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Post Carbon Board Member Jason Bradford was quoted on this article on sustainable agriculture. From the article: Farmland LP, a private equity fund that’s buying farmland in the Willamette Valley and San … >>