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Joint effort brings in national award

Nov 13, 2009 | General News

A collaborative effort between Louisiana Tech’s IDEA Place, the department of agriculture sciences and Lincoln Parish Farm Bureau has garnered national attention from the American Farm Bureau Federation.

In June, the three entities hosted an agriculture science camp for kindergarten through sixth graders at the university, and the program has been highlighted as one of 15 national County Activities of Excellence.

AFBF awarded $2,000 for the award, and the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation matched that prize for Lindsey Keith-Vincent, IDEA Place museum educator, and Lindsay Gouedy, conservation educator with the Sparta Groundwater Commission who works at the agriculture sciences department, to go to Seattle, Wash., and make a presentation about the camp.

“The award represents a great deal of cooperation between agricultural sciences, the IDEA Place and Lincoln Parish Farm Bureau,” said Dr. Gary Kennedy, head of the agricultural sciences department. “Many people are responsible for the success of the camp.”

Written by Judith Roberts