North American Agricultural Journalists Award
In March I learned that my story "How Safe Is Your Soil?" placed second in the features category in the North American Agricultural Journalists' annual awards. This was a national contest, and entries came in from magazines and newspapers of all sizes from across the country (even Canada). Judges called it "A textbook example of extraordinarily deep reporting and clear explanatory writing wrapped with a finely crafted human element. This story examines not only the problem but possible solutions as well."