Monday, February 16, 2009


Maybe you know someone this could help.
Dear John,

This is to invite your suggestions.

Do you know of high school students or others who are showing this rare and valuable combination of talents and interests?

*  Journalism/communications skills and interests. They may be showing interest and potential through their writing, reporting, speaking, broadcasting, debating, photography, "new media" skills, group leadership and other kinds of personal and mass communications.

* Background or interest in agriculture, food or rural aspects of society.  They may be showing it, for example, through their agriculture studies or their involvement with FFA, 4-H, or other rural or natural resource organizations.

You probably know, from personal experience, that young men and women with these interests often are not aware that they can combine them for satisfying careers as agricultural journalists and communicators. So we welcome your help in identifying high school and community college students, and others, with this special combination of talents and interests. 

Please send, by return e-note to, the names of such students and any contact information you may have.  We will be pleased to call their attention to career possibilities they may never have considered. If they are interested we will also acquaint them with ways and resources to prepare for this career field.

Thanks for your consideration and suggestions. Also, best wishes and please let us know if we can provide further information or help in other ways.


Karlie Elliott, Senior, and Jim Evans, Emeritus Faculty
Agricultural Communications Program
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Phone:  217-684-2354
Mailing address:            Agricultural Communications Center
                                    510 LIAC, MC-633
                                    1101 S. Goodwin Avenue
                                    Urbana, IL 61801

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