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Category: K-August 2015

Nicole Lane Selected to Receive 2015 Forrest Bassford Award

Story by Cassie Wandersee (master’s student)

Nicole Lane, senior ACJ, received the 2015 Livestock Publication Council (LPC) Forrest Bassford Student Award sponsored by Alltech. Lane was presented a $2,000 scholarship and plaque during the Ag Media Summit (AMS) in Scottsdale, Arizona, July 25-29.

Nicole Lane, a senior majoring in agricultural communications and journalism at Kansas State University, was awarded the 2015 Livestock Publications Council (LPC) Forrest Bassford Student Award sponsored by Alltech. Lane was presented a $2,000 scholarship and plaque ­­from Danielle Palmer, North American PR Coordinator.
Nicole Lane, a senior majoring in agricultural communications and journalism at Kansas State University, was awarded the 2015 Livestock Publications Council (LPC) Forrest Bassford Student Award sponsored by Alltech. Lane was presented a $2,000 scholarship and plaque ­­from Danielle Palmer, North American PR Coordinator.

The scholarship has been co-sponsored by Alltech since 2012. Alltech is a leading global biotechnology company whose mission is to improve the health and performance of people, animals and plants through natural nutrition and scientific innovation

“Agriculture has the most incredible stories to tell, and I’m so excited to tell them,” Lane said after accepting the award. “Food is what connects us all. It means so much to me to be recognized by the people I look up to in this field.”

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Center for Rural Enterprise Hires K-State Grad

Story by Cassie Wandersee (master’s student)

The recently established Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement at Kansas State University hired a recent graduate of the master’s program in the position of research assistant.

New hire at the Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement, Scott Stebner, sits in his office turned film studio.
New hire at the Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement, Scott Stebner, sits in his office turned film studio.

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Family Ties in the ACJ Program

Story by  Jill Seiler, ACJ (sophomore)

Growing up with older siblings, I was frequently called by their names and mistaken for them in school. Usually when you go to college, this stops happening and you are no longer attached to your siblings.

Jill Seiler (left) and Malerie Strahm (right) take in a Diamondbacks baseball game during downtime at AMS.
Jill Seiler (left) and Malerie Strahm (right) take in a Diamondbacks baseball game during downtime at AMS.

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Summer K-ACTE Meeting

Story by Cassie Wandersee and Buddy McKendree (master’s students)

K-State AGED alumni across the state of Kansas had the opportunity to attend the Career and Technical Education Summer Conference sponsored by the Kansas Association for Career and Technical Education (K-ACTE).

Educators from across Kansas share victories and challenges during the K-ACTE Summer Conference.
Educators from across Kansas share victories and challenges during the K-ACTE Summer Conference.

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