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May 15, 2018

Kansas Association of County Agricultural Agents (KACAA) Members are Regional and National Communication Award Finalists

By Christopher Petty

Each year Agriculture Extension Agents from across Kansas submit entries for communication awards to the Kansas Association of County Agricultural Agents. Entry categories include audio recordings, published photo and caption, computer generated graphics presentation, program promotional piece, personal column, feature story, Individual newsletter, team newsletter, video recordings, fact sheets, publications, websites, learning modules / notebooks, and bound books.

State level winners are announced at the Kansas Association of County Agricultural Agents spring meeting, held annually in different regions of Kansas. State winners receive a $35 cash prize, and their entries are forwarded onto the regional level, where they are judged against their peers’ winning entries from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Kansas has been represented at the regional level in three categories including Dennis Patton’s personal column, Josh Coltrain’s individual newsletter, and Josh Coltrain's, Jeri Geren's and Keith Martin’s team newsletter.

Dennis Patton will be representing Kansas nationally, with his regional finalist personal column, which has been selected to move forward. The national winner will be notified at an awards luncheon, that will take place later this summer at the National Association of County Agricultural Agents Annual Meeting in Tennessee.