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All Members and Friends of the Guild are welcome to attend regional as well as national meetings but are asked to register their interest with the organiser for catering and in case of limitations on numbers.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Event - Guild reception, Royal Highland Show, Ingliston near Edinburgh - a feast of Scottish food and drink! From 6-8pm adjoining press centre in the Highland Hall. Details: Nikki Robertson, general secretary.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Deadline - For entries to the Guild's Power on the Farm journalism award, sponsored by Perkins Engines Co Ltd. £3000 prize fund and special presentation lunch in London for top articles on the use of 'power' in its broadest sense. See Perkins Award page or the Award eAlert for details.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Deadline - Germinal Grass Champions Travel Bursary - £1500 towards registration and travel costs for IFAJ Congress 2015 in New Zealand for winning article or broadcast on grass-related topic. Details here. Contact: Matt Mellor, ABC Comms.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Event - Guild reception at the Livestock Event, NEC, Birmingham. 5pm in the Media Centre for canapes and English wine and cheeses. Details here or contact Liz Snaith.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Deadline - Applications close for a ‘Film Making Masterclass’ - being held at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, on 23 July as part of the Guild’s CPD programme. Run by Green Shoots online film producer, Susie Emmett, this is a practical one-day workshop for journalists who need to develop or refresh their skills in making and using films on the web. Full details are available here.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Event - Guild John Deere Training Award, July 12-14. Three-day course (plus three days' work experience) open to aspiring agricultural / horticultural journalists or PRs and those already employed in this role but with less than 12 months experience. Details here or from Steve Mitchell, ASM PR. Application deadline May 1.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Event - A ‘Film Making Masterclass’ is being held at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, as part of the Guild’s CPD programme. Run by Green Shoots online film producer, Susie Emmett, this is a practical one-day workshop for journalists who need to develop or refresh their skills in making and using films on the web. Deadline for applications is Friday, 10 July. Full details are available here.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Event - Communications at the AHDB - Peter Kendall, chairman, and Jane King, CEO, discuss the importance of communications in the work of the AHDB. Plus the Midlands Guild annual meeting. AHDB HQ, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwicks CV8 2LG. All Members and Friends welcome to attend - please notify Midlands secretary Liz Snaith. NOTE: DATE TO BE CONFIRMED.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Council - The Guild's member representatives will meet at The Farmers Club, London to plan future events, activities and initiatives. Members should raise issues they would like considered by council at least two weeks in advance. Contact Guild secretary Nikki Robertson.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Event - Guild Harvest Service, St Brides Church, Fleet Street, London. 11.00am. Traditional harvest service featuring the St Brides Choir sponsored by Shepherd Publishing. Details: Howard Venters, events secretary.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Event - Guild Harvest Lunch, Stationers' Hall, London - A Taste of Britain. Drinks reception 12.15pm, lunch, presentation of Guild's Netherthorpe Award, Yara Journalism Awards and Richard Keenan Innovation in Agriculture journalism award. Individual and group booking details here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Event - Food and Farming - Steve McLean, Marks & Spencer head of agriculture at a joint meeting of the Midlands Guild and Chartered Institute of Marketing - Food, Drink & Agriculture group. The Royal Garden Suite, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwicks CV8 2LG. All Members and Friends welcome but please notify Midlands secretary Liz Snaith.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Council - The Guild's member representatives will meet at The Farmers Club, London to plan future events, activities and initiatives. Members should raise issues they would like considered by council at least two weeks in advance. Contact Guild secretary Nikki Robertson.

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