The National Press Foundation has chosen 20 journalists for in-depth training to explore the future of food and agriculture.

Over four days, journalists will hear from experts on the ways food is grown, marketed, sold and, unfortunately, often wasted. They will also learn about controversies over labels, growing methods, GMOs, pesticide and herbicide use, antibiotics, global trade and government regulation.

The training will take place July 24-27, 2016, in St. Louis.

The journalists are:

Amy Bickel | The Hutchinson News |Kansas

Erin Booke | The Dallas Morning News |Texas

Catherine Boudreau |POLITICO | Washington, D.C.

Susanna Capelouto | WABE radio, CNN freelance |Georgia

Jere Downs | The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.) | Kentucky

Bryce Gray | St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Missouri

Dan Higgins | USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin | Wisconsin

Jonathan Knutson | Agweek |North Dakota

Gretchen McKay | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Miller | Santa Fe Reporter |New Mexico

Angela Oliver | Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer |Kentucky

Tammy Paolino | Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, N.J.) | New Jersey

Jacob Pucci | The Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.) |New York

Anne Reed | The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.) |Florida

Allan Richter | Energy Times |New York

Annie Ropeik | Indiana Public Broadcasting |Indiana

Eden Stiffman | The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Washington, D.C.

Lori Valigra | Mainebiz |Maine

Lauren  Vaught | CNN |Georgia

John Wiegand | MiBiz |Michigan

Funding for this training is provided by Monsanto, the American Farm Bureau Federation, FarmLink, the National Pork Board, and the Organic Trade Association.