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If they separated the journalists from the titles, you’d still know which one was us.

Winners of 2012 Connecticut

Agricultural Journalism Awards

To Be Announced March 20 at State Capitol

HARTFORD — The Commissioner of Agriculture and more than 30 Connecticut agricultural organizations will formally present the annual Connecticut Agricultural Journalism Awards to nine state journalists at the state capitol here Wednesday, March 20 (est. at 11:30am).

The Awards are given annually by the nonprofit Connecticut Agricultural Information Council (CAIC), a coalition of state farming groups, as part of the festivities surrounding Connecticut Agriculture Day at the state capitol. Each recipient receives an honorarium of $100 and a plaque. The Awards recognize excellence in reporting on agricultural issues published, webcast or broadcast in the state during the calendar year 2012.

Winners of the 2012 Connecticut Agricultural Journalism Awards include:

C. Dennis Pierce, Best Series/Periodicals, Neighbors (Storrs), series of columns published from January through December on agricultural topics.

John Charlton, Best News Story/Television, Fox CT (Hartford), Warm Water Oysters, March 23, 2012

Mike Patrick, Best Feature Story/Daily Newspapers, Waterbury Republican-American, A Wing and a Plant, March 11, 2012

Suzanne Thompson, Best Column/Daily Newspapers, The Day of New London, Farmer is Tops in His Field, March 31, 2012.

Steve Grant, Best Feature Story/Daily Newspapers, Hartford Courant, Feeding A Need, August 26, 2012.

Jan Ellen Spiegel, Best Feature Story/Web, The CT Mirror, Agriculture’s Star Rises in Malloy Administration, January 23, 2012

John Dankosky, Best News Show/Radio, WNPR Where We Live, The Renaissance of the Connecticut Farm, September 7, 2012

Jim Collins, Best Feature Story/Magazines, Yankee Magazine, Last One Standing, March/April 2012

Colin McEnroe Show, [Colin McEnroe, Chion Wolf, Patrick Skahill, Betsy Kaplan), Best Feature Show/Radio, WNPR’s Colin McEnroe Show, What’s It Like Being A Gay Farmer?, August 13, 2012

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6 thoughts on “What I like about this is …

  1. Jane Harris

    I don’t know — there’s something almost mystical about “Warm Water Oysters.” Just the title; no content needed.

  2. DrHunterSThompson

    to witless:

    timing is everything, ain’t it bro? so tell us, what is it that you farm?


  3. Margaret Chatey

    Hurrah to journalists who take the time to really learn about farming families and farm businesses, and use their skill to present the story. Articles on farming are too often filled with cliches, hokey puns and over-generalized misperceptions. There’s a rich tradition of farming in Connecticut, but many people have never been exposed to what’s involved to produce good food. The diversification of the agricultural industry is exciting, and consumers are returning to the habit of appreciating local food and farm products and the folks who work to produce them. Congratulations to these journalists. Please cover more!

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