Farm to Table: Where Your Food Comes From

There are just 2 million farms in the U.S. that help feed the world. Everybody eats, so why has food become fraught with controversy? 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. This free, four-day program will be held May 14-17 in Des Moines, Iowa.

The all-expenses-paid fellowship covers airfare, ground transportation, hotel costs and most meals. NPF offers this professional development opportunity for journalists to enhance skills, increase knowledge and recharge their reporting on one of today’s most critical issues. This program is for U.S. based journalists only.

Funding for this training is provided by DuPont Pioneer, the National Pork Board, the American Farm Bureau Federation and Organic Valley.

The journalists who will be participating in this training 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