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Source: Chelsea Good, 913-735-9065, chelsgood@gmail.com

Friday, Nov. 4, 2011

Media advisory: Interview time available with Miss America after K-State lecture

MANHATTAN -- Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2011, will discuss the importance of agriculture and food security to the nation in a presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University. The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations of nonperishable food items for the Flint Hills Breadbasket are encouraged.

Members of the media interested in interviewing Scanlan after her lecture should contact Chelsea Good, chelsgood@gmail.com or 913-735-9065 to reserve a seat at the lecture and participate in the interview time.

Raised in Gering, Neb., Scanlan has strong ties to production agriculture. Since being crowned Miss America in January, she has initiated partnerships with The hand That Feeds U.S. and other agriculture groups to help spread the positive message about food production in the U.S. She recently filmed a Food Day video, where she discusses how every day is food day for America's farmers and ranchers. The video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGq21MAX1eM.

The lecture is sponsored by Food For Thought, a grass-roots group of K-State students and young alumni who strive to bridge the gap between consumers and production agriculture. More information about Food for Thought is available at http://bloggingfoodforthought.blogspot.com; on Twitter, http://twitter.com/fftgroup; or on Facebook.