ACE President 2015-16 Global Food Systems - Kansas State University
Brad Beckman grew up on a farm and ranch in Southwest Idaho gaining an early appreciation for agriculture and the natural environment. His passion for capturing images started early by taking photos and shooting 8-millimeter movies. He earned a degree in Broadcast Telecommunications and Journalism from the University of Idaho and worked in production studios and broadcast news before returning to academia. There he produced college of ag and extension news and video projects and also conducted media training for faculty, staff and students.
His higher education career includes work at the University of Idaho, Mississippi State University, University of Kentucky and Kansas State University. Much of his news and documentary work is related to international research projects with numerous trips to Africa, Central America and India.
After joining ACE in 2002 he went on to win numerous ACE C&A awards in video, photography and radio, including three Outstanding Professional Skill Awards. He served on several conference planning committees and chaired numerous SIGs, serving twice on the ACE Board of Directors.