Fresno County Farm Bureau Congratulates Journalism Award Recipients

Fresno, Calif., (April 13, 2017) – Fresno County Farm Bureau (FCFB) announced the recipients of its 23rd Annual Journalism Awards this evening at the organization’s inaugural Arts & Hops event, held at Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company in downtown Fresno.

Almost 40 entries were received from local publications, websites, radio and television stations. The criteria for the awards were: awareness of agriculture’s importance in the Valley; use of visuals to tell the story, where applicable; thorough and objective coverage of the issues, given time and space limitations; and portraying the “human side” of the industry, making the issues relevant to consumers and/or producers.

The winners were:

Audio

  • Kerry Klein, Valley Public Radio, “Climate Legislation an Opportunity for Dairy Digesters, but Hurdles Remain,” October 11, 2016
  • Klein explores anaerobic digesters, a technology that could help dairy farmers meet their methane goals.

Farm Trade Print

  • Matthew Malcolm, Vegetables West Magazine, “Challenges & Successes with Fall California Harvest,” November 1, 2016
  • Malcolm visits with several vegetable growers to discuss the challenges and successes that California farmers faced during the Fall 2016 harvest.

General Print

  • Dani Villalobos, The Fresno Bee, “Follow the Crop,” November 12, 2016
  • Villalobos follows the Enzo Olive Oil Company to give an in-depth look at the olive oil production process from tree to table.

Video

  • Dale Yurong & Dennis Silvas, ABC30, “Brew to Moo,” November 7, 2016
  • ABC30 explores a unique partnership between local breweries and ranchers utilizing beer waste products to provide feed to cattle.

Serving as judges were: Alyssa Houtby, California Citrus Mutual’s Director of Public Affairs; Liz Hudson, Hudson Farms; and Donny Rollin, Rollin Valley Farms and FCFB President.

“Our local media plays an extremely vital role in communicating agriculture to our community,” said FCFB CEO Ryan Jacobsen.  “We look forward to continuing to be a resource to our media partners.”

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