Farm and Dairy writers earn ag journalism awards


SALEM, Ohio – Farm and Dairy staff members earned three awards in the North American Agricultural Journalists’ annual writing contest.
The 2007 awards were announced recently during the organization’s annual meeting in Washington D.C.
Reporter Andrea Zippay earned an honorable mention in the Features category for her light-hearted look at the hog wrestling at the Mile Branch Grange Fair in “Mud and Guts: Hog wrestling trio determined to repeat win.”
Former reporter Kristy Hebert placed with an honorable mention in the News category for her look at the controversy surrounding raw milk in “Raw milk fires up industry.”
Farm and Dairy Editor Susan Crowell also received an honorable mention in the Columns/Analysis division for her column “False comfort: Raw milk is safe.”
Other winners hailed from publications such as the Des Moines Register, Omaha World-Herald, Successful Farming magazine, Associated Press and DTN.
North American Agricultural Journalists is a professional association of agricultural editors and writers across the United States and Canada.


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