Originally published Friday, April 20, 2018 at 05:56a.m.

Aimee Novak has been selected by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture to participate in an On the Farm health educator professional development event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 16-18. The training is designed to bring science to life for participants with the help of American beef cattle ranchers, researchers, nutritionists and veterinarians.

Novak, a Food Safety Program Coordinator at The University of Arizona Yavapai County Cooperative Extension, and other participants were selected from a competitive field of applicants. They will receive free registration, reimbursement of up to $750 for approved travel expenses and hotel accommodations for three nights and meals, in addition to educational supplies and resources. Continuing education units will be made available to attendees who complete the program.