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Name: Richard Bogren
Title: Professor
Specialization: Editor & News
Department: Communications
Organization: LSU AgCenter
Address 1: 123 Knapp Hall
Address 2: Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone Number: (225) 578-5839
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MBA, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, 1979

B.S. Communications, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, 1969

Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) by the International Association of Business Communicators

Areas of Specialization/Research
Rick Bogren is a professor and science writer/editor in AgCenter Communications. His primary responsibilities focus on reporting about research activities and results, educational programs and AgCenter events and providing communication support through writing and consultation to various units within the LSU AgCenter. These activities include developing and writing news and feature stories; editing, posting and distributing news and feature stories written by other members of the communications staff; editing research articles for Louisiana Agriculture magazine, other AgCenter publications and Web postings; providing news coverage of events for general distribution; writing and assisting in production of information and promotional materials.
Professional Experience

Louisiana State University AgCenter Communications
Professor, 2008-
Associate Professor, 2003-2008
Assistant Professor, 1998-2003

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
Media/Communications Specialist, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

Richard Newman Associates, Champaign, Illinois
Copywriter and Account Executive.

United AgriSeeds, Champaign, Illinois
Manager, Marketing Services.

Sohio Chemical Company, Lima, Ohio
Advertising Manager.

A.W. Cash Valve Manufacturing Corp., Decatur, Illinois
Advertising and Sales Promotions Manager.

National Fertilizer Solutions Association, Peoria, Illinois
Manager, Special Services, and Associate Editor, Fertilizer Solutions magazine.

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