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Ag Comm Staff Honored by ND Professional Communicators

Ellen Crawford, Ag Comm information specialist, was honored by the North Dakota Professional Communicators as the organization's Communicator of Achievement at its annual awards banquet April 27 in Bismarck. Crawford was recognized for her years of service to NDPC (including 13 years as treasurer) and the National Federation of Press Women, which she now serves as treasurer. The nomination also shared her accomplishments in the profession, including eight years with Ag Communication and 26 years with The Forum.

Crawford will be honored and compete for national Communicator of Achievement at the National Federation of Press Women conference in Arizona this fall.

Also at the NDPC conference, Crawford was honored for projects:

  • First: News Reporting – Publication or Magazine - Rural Leadership North Dakota Creates Energized, Effective Leaders and NDSU Extension Easing Farm/Ranch Transition Worries
  • Second: News or feature release - Unwanted Pets Give Students Hands-on Training
  • Third: Reports – internal annual report -- North Dakota 2010 Military 4-H Partnership Corporate Report

In addition, Becky Koch received these awards:

  • First: Website development/creation – for not-for-profit, government or educational – NDSU Extension Service Flood Website
  • First: Audiovisuals – PowerPoint – Family Preparedness Educational Program for Extension Disaster Education Network
  • First: Magapaper/tabloid – four-color – Livestock and Land Stewardship Ag Mag
  • First: Manuals & handbooks – electronic – Family Preparedness Educational Program Leader Guide for Extension Disaster Education Network
  • Second: Media kit – Winter Survival Kit Phone App information
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