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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Anne Simmons


Total cost of 12 trips: $10,970.24


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER, WYE MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: NATIONAL FARMERS UNION
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION DURING THE GROUP'S ANNUAL MEETING.
Date: Feb 26, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $620.00
source

Destination: TOLEDO, OH
Sponsor: SOIL WATER CONSERVATION SOCIETY
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL ON 2002 FARM BILL
Date: May 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $576.84
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: AMERICAN SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN SOYBEAN INDUSTRY COUNCIL
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL REGARDING 2002 FARM BILL
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,116.46
source

Destination: ROCHESTER, NY
Sponsor: NATIONAL FARMERS UNION
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL ON FARM BILL
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $834.40
source

Destination: RALEIGH, NC; ST. LOUIS, MO; MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT VARIOUS SEGMENTS OF COTTON INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,975.24
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Sponsor: American Agricultural Law Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL ON FARM POLICY
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $633.38
source

Destination: SHENANDOAH VALLEY, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: US Apple Association
Purpose: TO VIEW GROWING AND PROCESSING OF APPLES
Date: Oct 27, 2003
Expense: $76.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Collin Peterson

Destination: SIOUX FALLS, SD
Sponsor: SOUTH DAKOTA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK TO ANNUAL MEETING OF SD CORN GROWERS REGARDING UPCOMING FARM BILL DEBATE AND OTHER AG POLICY ISSUES
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $417.30
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE-BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: American Soybean Association
Purpose: EU TRADE MISSION TO LEARN ABOUT EU REGULATIONS AFFECTING U.S. PRODUCTS, AND US PRODUCTION AND TRADE OF BIODIESEL
Date: May 29, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $3,024.83
source

Destination: SALISBURY, MD
Sponsor: National Oilseed Processors Association
Purpose: VISIT SOYBEAN PROCESSING, FACILITY TO VIEW OIL SPILL PREVENTION MITIGATION ACTIVITIES
Date: Aug 30, 2005
Expense: $39.20
source


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Stenholm

Destination: AMES, IOWA
Sponsor: IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK TO JOINT ANNUAL MEETING OF IA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION AND IA SOYBEAN PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION REGARDING NEXT FARM BILL
Date: Dec 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $371.59
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Anne Simmons.


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

    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.
  • 05.28.15

    Divestment on Campus

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