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Back to The Data

Office of

F. Allen Boyd


Total cost of 46 office trips: $77,440.54


Trips by F. Allen Boyd
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $10,245.35

Destination: DEE DOT TIMBERLANDS, JACKSONVILLE FL
Sponsor: Dee Dot Timberlands
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,247.00
source

Destination: DEPART TALLY FOR ORLANDO
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: SPEACH ON FQPA
Date: Jan 8, 2001
Expense: $220.75
source

Destination: GEORGIA TOWN HALL MEETING
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmenís Foundation
Purpose: INFORMATIVE
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,389.00
source

Destination: ALDER, MT
Sponsor: Money Tree Inc
Purpose: INFORMATIVE/DISCUSSION LEADER * TOWN HALL MTG.
Date: Jun 13, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,474.50
source

Destination: MN-SD
Sponsor: Dairy Farmers of America
Purpose: FACT FINDING/AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,337.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Dee Dot Timberlands
Purpose: ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION/FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,049.00
source

Destination: TALLAHASSEE, FL-MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Alabama Electric Cooperative Inc
Purpose: FEATURED SPEAKER AT AE CO-OP'S BOARD MTG. MEET & GREET W/ BOARD MEMBERS IN MONTGOMERY (AE & WEST FL ELECTRIC CO-OP MEMBERS)
Date: Aug 26, 2004
Expense: $527.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of F. Allen Boyd

Jennifer Cannon
Elizabeth Green
Elizabeth Greer
Colleen Kroll
Jim Norton
Charla Penn
Robert Pickels
Diane Pratt
Christopher Schloesser
Craig Stevens
Matt Sulkala



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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