The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated significant contributions to American agriculture, especially in the Midwest. In addition, the recipient provides a consistent message to the public on the value of production agriculture.
Bradley, UK extension plant pathologist, received his doctoral degree in crop sciences, plant pathology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001. Prior to coming to the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Bradley worked as a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Idaho and had professorships at North Dakota State University and the University of Illinois.
A highly regarded row crop plant pathologist at the Grain and Forage Center of Excellence, Bradley serves as a guest lecturer for several courses at UK. He is invited to speak at numerous engagements each year including pest forums, university field days at various Midwestern universities and extension outreach events throughout Kentucky. He has given more than 400 online and on-site presentations that have reached thousands of people in 14 states as well as Australia, Canada, China and South Africa.
Over the course of his career, he’s been the major advisor for nine graduate students and five doctoral students and served on the advisory committees of over 30 graduate students.
The Mid America CropLife Association is a nonprofit association of manufacturers, distributors/formulators and allied industry of crop protection products in 13 Midwestern states. MACA works to research issues relating to crop production and to work together to improve the crop life cycle, via health, safety and public education.