Dairy Today amassed 12 writing and design awards at the 2008 Agricultural Media Summit in Tampa Bay, Fla., in July. The magazine won eight awards in the Livestock Publication Council's (LPC) critique contest, three awards in the American Agricultural Editors Association's (AAEA) writing contest and one award in AAEA's design contest.
In the LPC contest, Dairy Today won a first-place award for the 2007 World Dairy Expo Official Program and editor Jim Dickrell won a first-place award for his instructional article "How to Make a Million.” Dickrell won second place for his editorial "AgJOBS Now!” and his in-depth reporting in "ICE Sends Chilling Message.”
Dairy Today also won four honorable mentions, for best nonassociation publication; a production article by Catherine Merlo ("Ahead of the Curve”); and management articles by Dickrell ("Constant Chaos”) and Dickrell, Merlo and Rick Mooney ("Tarnished Gold”).
In the AAEA writing contest, Dickrell won first place for his editorial "AgJOBS Now!” and third place in Issues ("ICE Sends Chilling Message”) and Regular Column ("$485.91/cwt!”). In the design contest, Lindsey Benne won second place in Web Design–Commercial.
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