May 1, 2015
Katlynn Rodgers of Three Lakes, Wis., is the recipient of the 2015 Frank Lessiter Ag Media Scholarship, an annual award that recognizes a Univ. of Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences student expressing an interest in agricultural trade media.
Double-majoring in Life Sciences Communication and Biology, Ms. Rodgers was selected for the scholarship based on her interest in working in ag/science communications as well as her outstanding academic achievement. She plans on attending graduate school in communications after her senior year.
The scholarship honors company chairman and editorial director Frank Lessiter, who founded the media company with his wife, Pam, in 1981. Today, Lessiter Media’s Ag Properties include Farm Equipment, No-Till Farmer, Ag Equipment Intelligence, Rural Lifestyle Dealer, Precision Farming Dealer, Farm Catalog, American Farriers Journal and an array of in-person events and electronic properties.
About the Department of Life Sciences Communication (LSC)
The LSC Department at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral education in science communication. An LSC degree prepares students for professional and academic careers related to communicating health, environmental, agricultural and biological sciences in an era of rapid technology change and media convergence. For more information, visit www.lsc.wisc.edu.