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.