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NMSU's Bachman Wins Kellogg Fellowship in Food and Agriculture

LAS CRUCES - Kari Bachman, a nutrition program coordinator with New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service, received a national Food and Society Policy fellowship supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Bachman is participating in a study tour of community-based food and agriculture systems in Europe in early October. She also will meet with leaders in Washington, D.C. who work in food and agricultural policy.

Bachman is among 12 people selected for the two-year fellowship. More than 80 people from across the nation submitted applications. Fellows will write food and agricultural articles and participate in policy forums and conferences.

The fellowships are designed to improve communications about food and agricultural issues in the United States by helping consumers and leaders to better understand the challenges of sustaining family farms and food production.

Bachman, who works for NMSU's Extension home economics department, has coordinated New Mexico's Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition (I-CAN) program, which employs paraprofessional educators to teach hands-on nutrition classes for adults and youth with limited resources.

Bachman has a background in agricultural, extension and health education. She has contributed to videos, CD-ROMs and curricula, including materials in Spanish and Navajo.

The fellowship program is administered by the Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute of Columbia, Mo., in partnership with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy of Minneapolis, Minn.