Lecturer Honored for Teaching

October 25, 2023

Tracey TakeuchiA Cal Poly Pomona plant science lecturer has won an award for her outstanding work teaching agronomy.

Tracey Takeuchi (’93, agricultural biology; ’14, M.S., agriculture, plant science option) was selected as a recipient of the 2023 Allan Romander Mentor Awards by the Western Region Certified Crop Adviser program.

Takeuchi has taught plant science at Cal Poly Pomona since 2015, including arboriculture, horticulture, modern agriculture, and agronomy.

For her efforts, the Mentor Award will support the purchase of a small, portable rototiller to be used at Cal Poly Pomona’s Spadra Farm.

It also will support the purchase of high tunnel covers for small production systems supportive of intensive growing techniques, and irrigation supplies.

Takeuchi was one of four recipients of the Mentor Awards.

The awards program honors the lifework of Allan Romander, who was one of the first certified crop advisers in California.