Farm and Dairy writers win ag journalism honors


SALEM, Ohio – Farm and Dairy staff members earned five awards in the North American Agricultural Journalists’ annual writing contest.
The 2005 awards were announced recently during the organization’s annual meeting in Washington D.C.
Reporter Kristy Hebert placed second in the Spot News division for her article on the tragic Trumbull County barn fire that killed Dave Klingensmith’s dairy herd.
Hebert also placed third in the Features category for “A family’s tragedy,” the gripping story of the farm accident that nearly claimed the life of then 6-year-old Kyle Daugherty of Coshocton County.
Former reporter Andrea Myers earned an honorable mention in the Features category for her inside look at learning the art and science of artificial insemination, “Just getting through.” She also won honorable mention for a series of articles on the ongoing Ohio Department of Agriculture investigation of Williams County hog breeder Howard Parrish.
Farm and Dairy Editor Susan Crowell placed third in the Columns/Analysis division for her column “Protecting at-risk farm children.”


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