SPARK writer Natalie Osborne has made a splash on the international stage with her ethusiastically-received and critically-acclaimed radio piece on Animal and Poultry Science researchers Steve Miller and Yuri Montanholi at the University of Guelph who measured feed efficiency in cattle using infra-red camera technology.
Natalie was announced as a runner-up in the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ first-ever International Farm Broadcasting Award.
Acting VP of Research Rich Moccia was on hand in the SPARK office today to present Natalie with her award and to commemorate what he called, “a truly special moment and a great achievement.”
Of course, never one to let newfound fame and adulation go to her head, Natalie attributes her award entirely to her involvement in the SPARK program, which not only introduced her to the researchers, but also taught her how to communicate their research in a most captivating manner! More importantly, her radio piece has done what every SPARK-related product strives for in generating a groundswell of interest in Guelph research.
Below: A picture from the office festivities this afternoon.