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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 | 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.

Recent Posts

  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.