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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Stephen Higginbothom


Total cost of 13 trips: $16,017.05


Trips traveled under the office of Thad Cochran

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Sponsor: St Louis Agri-Business Club
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF ST. LOUIS AREA AGRI-BUSINESS INTERESTS.
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $640.69
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT CROP CONSULTANTS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT CROP CONSULTANTS ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $298.00
source

Destination: DUCK KEY, FL
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: EDUCATION TOUR OF RURAL ELECTRIC FACILITIES; FOCUSING ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND CHALLENGES FACING THE INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: SOUTHERN ALABAMA
Sponsor: Georgia Peanut Commission
Purpose: TOUR PEANUT GROWING REGION AND PEANUT SHELLING FACILITIES
Date: May 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,166.90
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Universal Leaf Tobacco Co
Purpose: TOUR TOBACCO FARMS AND A TOBACCO LEAF PROCESSING FACILITY
Date: Aug 27, 2004
Expense: $438.88
source


Trips traveled under the office of Blanche Lincoln

Destination: CORY, N.C. - ST. LOUIS MO - MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR AT VARIOUS SECTOR INDUSTRY ASPECTS
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,068.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Zell Miller

Destination: D.C.-RALEIGH N.L. ST. LOUIS MO-MEMPHIS TN-GREENVILLE MS-NEW ORLEANS LA
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: COTTON INDUSTRY EDUCATION AND ORIENTATION TOUR
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,271.24
source

Destination: SAVANNAH GA, DOUGLAS GA, ALBANY GA, COLUMBUS GA, ATLANTA GA
Sponsor: Southern Southeastern Inc
Purpose: COTTON INDUSTRY EDUCATION TOUR-SOUTHEAST CONGRESSIONAL TOUR
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,001.52
source

Destination: LUBBOCK, TX AND PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: VIEW METHODS OF COTTON PRODUCTION, MANUFACTURING AND IRRIGATION IN THE SOUTHWEST UNITED STATES
Date: Apr 2, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,414.31
source

Destination: RESEARCH TRIANGLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ORGANIZATION CROP LIFE AMERICA
Purpose: TOUR RESEARCH FACILITIES LOCATED IN RESEARCH TRIANGLE, FOCUS ON BIOTECHNOLOGY
Date: Jun 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $573.50
source

Destination: PANAMA CITY, FL
Sponsor: Southern Peanut Farmers' Federation
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE FEDERATIONS ANNUAL MEETING AND ACCEPT AN AWARD ON BEHALF OF SENATOR MILLER
Date: Jul 20, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $815.51
source

Destination: THIBODAUX LA-NEW ORLEANS LA
Sponsor: LOUISIANA SUGAR INDUSTRY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP REGARDING SUGAR CANE INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $733.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: BIOTECHNOLOGY FACILITIES TOUR
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $995.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Stephen Higginbothom.


American RadioWorks |
Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

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    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

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