Bruce Rominger is a farmer who, along with his brother Rick, owns and operates Rominger Brothers Farms, a diverse and large-scale operation in California's Sacramento Valley. The Rominger’s family established the farm back in the 1930s, and now, five generations later, the family’s hard work, thoughtful vision, and deep respect for the land have made Rominger Brothers Farms a shining example of growing crops while also managing for wildlife.
The Romingers do more than produce the food we eat. By thinking outside the box and partnering with UC Davis, California’s Rangeland Trust and other organizations, Rominger Brothers Farms has set a new standard for conservation, creative problem solving, and sustainable land stewardship.
Bruce is an interesting guy who has thought very deeply on issues related to sustainable agriculture. We had a fun conversation that covered many topics including the communication breakdown between agriculture and urban populations, conservation efforts on the farm, why embracing failure is critical to success, and much more. There’s a lot of great information in this 30-minute interview, so I hope you enjoy!
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1:46 – A brief overview of Rominger Brothers Farms
3:46 – Conservation efforts on the farm
6:58 – The attitude you need to be a successful farmer
10:20 – Best resources to stay on top of farming trends
12:15 – The biggest area in farming Bruce is curious about
14:20 – Intro to cover crops and barriers to implementation
18:25 – Bruce debunks one myth about farming and farmers
20:15 – Ever wonder what farmers do on vacation? Bruce recommends a day trip to Winters, CA.
21:16 – Unintended consequences of different state regulations on the price of food
28:08 – Communication breakdown between agriculture and urban areas