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Trips by*

Christopher Causey


Total cost of 6 trips: $8,238.47


Trips traveled under the office of Marion Berry

Destination: VARIOUS MEETING WITH FARM CREDIT OFFICIALS, FARMERS AND ACADEMICS
Sponsor: AgHeritage Farm Credit Services
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR ON FARM CREDIT SERVICES
Date: Nov 22, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $568.95
source

Destination: TOURED REFINERY, PROCESSING, AND HORVESTING SUGAR CANE OPERATIONS
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE, SUGARCANE GROWERS COOP OF FLORIDA
Purpose: INFORMATION AND FACT-FINDING ON SUGAR CANE OPERATIONS AND HOW GOVT. PROGRAM AFFECT THEM
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $840.00
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Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,320.00
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Destination: GILLETTE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF NORTH ANTELOPE COAL MINE, LEARNED FIRST HAND ABOUT THE COAL INDUSTRY ON ISSUES RANGING FROM NEW COAL TECHNOLOGIES TO MINE SAFETY ISSUES
Date: Jul 10, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $878.94
source

Destination: SOUTH FLORIDA AREA INCLUDING MIAMI, KEY LARGO, AND HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL TRIP ON EXOTIC, ORNAMENTAL AND SPECIALTY CROP AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES IN SOUTH FLORIDA
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $950.00
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Destination: REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT TO NORTHWEST REGIONAL AIRPORT (FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS)
Sponsor: University of Arkansas
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION REGARDING UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE EXTENSION SERVICE PROGRAMS. THESE FEDERALLY FUNDED PROGRAMS INCLUDE THE BEEF IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND THE FOOD SAFETY CONSORTIUM
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $680.58
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* - Trips by all travelers named Christopher Causey.


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.

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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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    Tracking and vocational ed

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

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