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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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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.

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Lance Kotschwar


Total cost of 11 trips: $10,225.97


Trips traveled under the office of Thad Cochran

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANELS TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE AGENDA FOR THE 108TH CONGRESS THAT IS IMPORTANT TO LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source

Destination: DAKOTA CITY, NE
Sponsor: Tyson Foods Inc
Purpose: TOUR A LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER FACILITY TO DETERMINE CAPITAL INVESTMENT CHANGES REQUIRED BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELLING LAW
Date: Jun 6, 2003
Expense: $705.41
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Farm Credit Council
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 17, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,210.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: THIBODAUX, RARELAND, HOUMA & NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: SUGAR CANE PRODUCTION/REFINING TOUR & BRIEFING
Date: Oct 29, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $700.00
source

Destination: WYE WOODS CONF. CNTR, QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: MEETINGS/BRIEFINGS W/FOOD SECTOR ANALYSTS
Date: Mar 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $904.50
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: SPORTSMAN & RANCHERS FOR LAND STEWARDSHIP
Purpose: SPEECH/PRESENTATION AT CONFERENCE REGARDING FARM BILL
Date: Mar 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $466.00
source

Destination: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: ASA ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM & 2002 FARM BILL POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 5, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,056.72
source

Destination: LAKE CHARLES & BATON ROUGE, LA
Sponsor: FARM CREDIT BANK OF TX; LOUISIANA FEDERAL LAW BANK
Purpose:
Date: Nov 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,143.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: Fertilizer Institute
Purpose: SPEAKER AT INSTITUTES ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Feb 3, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $431.00
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS
Sponsor: Fiserv Mortgageserv
Purpose: REVIEW USDA'S DLOS SERVICING CENTER
Date: Feb 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,318.34
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Lance Kotschwar.


American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

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