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CASTing a wide net for communicators

Submitted by Teresa Buerkle on December 5, 2012

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) is calling for nominations for the 2013 Borlaug CAST Communication Award, an honour that recognizes professionals actively working in the agricultural, environmental or food sectors who are promoting agricultural science in the public policy arena.  The annual award  celebrates efforts to keep agricultural issues and programmes in the public eye and in front of policy makers.

The 2012 prize winner, University of California–Davis Professor Dr. Carl Winter, uses humour and music to communicate important messages about food safety and agriculture.

Other recent winners include Professor Catherine Bertini, former head of the World Food Programme, and Dr. Akin Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for Nigeria.  

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