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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
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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
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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
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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 |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.