In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Tom Rumsey

April 07, 2021

The UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) mourns the loss of professor emeritus Tom Rumsey. Rumsey is remembered as a world-class researcher, a dedicated teacher and a family man who made his mark on the community through his kind, patient and generous ways.

From an early age, agriculture and UC Davis were formative for Rumsey. He was raised on his family’s walnut farm in Woodland with his twin brother Jim, and their father Richard, a UC Davis alumnus, was known as an “early adopter” by Yolo County farm advisors.