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Trips sponsored by

Dairy Farmers of America


Total cost of 13 trips: $29,744.70


Traveler: Trevor Blackann (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: KANSAS CITY TO WASHINGTON DC
Purpose: STAFF CONGRESSMAN ROY BLUNT
Date: Apr 10, 2000
Expense: $563.00
source

Traveler: Roy Blunt (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: KANSAS CITY - WASHINGTON DC
Purpose: SPEAKER AT DFA ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Apr 10, 2000
Expense: $881.00
source

Traveler: Bob Goodlatte (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: KANSAS CITY
Purpose: SPEAK TO DAIRY FARMERS ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 24, 2003
Expense: $1,712.69
source

Traveler: Roy Blunt (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination:
Purpose: SPEAK TO ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 24, 2003
Expense: $1,712.69
source

Traveler: Saxby Chambliss (from the office of Saxby Chambliss)
Destination: MOBRIDGE AND POLLOCK, SD
Purpose: REMARKS AT DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM ANNUAL REVIEW BREAKFAST
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,415.22
source

Traveler: F. Allen Boyd (from the office of F. Allen Boyd)
Destination: MN-SD
Purpose: FACT FINDING/AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,337.40
source

Traveler: Collin Peterson (from the office of Collin Peterson)
Destination: MSP-POLLACK
Purpose: INFORMATIVE/AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION/CRP UPDATE
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $6,008.00
source

Traveler: Bennie Thompson (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: DCA-MSP-POLLACK-MSP-JACKSON/MS
Purpose: INFORMATION/AGRICULTURAL/CRP UPDATE
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,881.00
source

Traveler: Bob Goodlatte (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: ROANOKE, VA-CLOVIS, NM-PORTALES, NM-CLOVIS, NM
Purpose: TOUR OF DFA MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATE PLANT, MEETING WITH DAIRY FARMERS AND TOUR OF DAIRY FARM
Date: Aug 20, 2004
Expense: $1,190.00
source

Traveler: Collin Peterson (from the office of Collin Peterson)
Destination: HERREID-POLLACK
Purpose: INFORMATIVE/AGRICULTURE/CRP UPDATE
Date: Oct 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $724.00
source

Traveler: Matt Allen (from the office of Don Sherwood)
Destination: CLOVIS, NM TO KANSAS CITY, MO
Purpose: TOUR OF DARICONCEPTS MPC PLANT AND DFA MEMBER DAIRY FARMS IN PORTALES, NEW MEXICO AND DFA MEETING IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Date: Oct 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,960.00
source

Traveler: Don Sherwood (from the office of Don Sherwood)
Destination: CLOVIS, NM TO KANSAS CITY, MO
Purpose: TOUR OF DARICONCEPTS MPC PLANT AND DFA MEMBER DAIRY FARMS IN PORTALES, NEW MEXICO AND DFA MEETING IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Date: Oct 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,960.00
source

Traveler: Saxby Chambliss (from the office of Saxby Chambliss)
Destination: KANSAS CITY, MO
Purpose: DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA ANNUAL BANQUET
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,399.70
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American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

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.

Recent Posts

  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.