VanRaes top agricultural reporter

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Shannon VanRaes headshotAylmer-area native Shannon VanRaes was named the Agricultural Journalist of the Year by the North American Agricultural Journalists Association (NAAJ) at a recent conference in Washington, D.C.

She won the honour for her series of investigative stories for the Manitoba Co-operator on a failed hemp-processing venture.

She was cited by the judge for chronicling how a local community’s economic development idea won millions in federal funding, but in the end only an empty building was left.

 

Read more in the May 7 print edition or the online e-edition.

Reader Comments (1)
  • Shannon MacQueen on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Congrats Shannon! What an acomplishment

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