The National Press Foundation chooses 20 journalists for in-depth training on food and agriculture.
Over four days, journalists will learn about food labeling, growing methods, GMOs, pesticide and herbicide use, agriculture research, antibiotics, organics, sustainability and government policy. Included will be field trips to DuPont Pioneer’s research facility and a high-tech hog facility.
The training will take place May 14-17 in Des Moines, Iowa.
The journalists are:
Lynn Brezosky | San Antonio Express-News
Louisa Burwood-Taylor | AgFunderNews
Jen Christensen | CNN
Chanukah Christie | CNHI
Caitlin Dewey | The Washington Post
Joseph Erbentraut | The Huffington Post
Michael Gerstein | The Detroit News
Kevin Hardy | The Des Moines Register
Samantha Hogan | The Frederick News-Post (Maryland)
Lindsey Holden | The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
Kristofor Husted | Harvest Public Media
Nick Janzen | Indiana Public Broadcasting
Zlati Meyer | USA Today
Jennifer Mitchell | Maine Public
Andrea Shea | WBUR (Boston)
Barbara Soderlin | Omaha World-Herald (Nebraska)
Bartholomew Sullivan | USA Today
Dana Varinsky | Business Insider
Frank Vinluan | Xconomy
Amy Wu | The Salinas Californian
Funding for this training is provided by DuPont Pioneer, the National Pork Board, the American Farm Bureau Federation and Organic Valley.