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Dates & Deadlines

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

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Deadline - Applications for the IFAJ/Agriterra Exposure-4-Development press visit to Tanzania in November with 14 other international agri journalists. Details here.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Deadline - Applications for ENAJ Young Journalists Event on September 24-26.  Press facility trip to Belgium to learn about the workings of DG Agri and the CAP in Brussels, plus farm visits. Details.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Deadline - Applications for funding and practical assistance with an overseas study project from the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust. Details here or contact Catherine Linch at Pinstone Communications.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Deadline - Yara Journalism Award entries. Three classes - Arable/Vegetable Crops; Grassland/Livestock; Environment/Rural Issues for articles published or broadcast between 1st July 2013 and 30th June 2014. Prizes - £1000 to each winner and a place at the Guild's Harvest Service & Lunch on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Full details and entry form on the Yara awards web page.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Deadline - Nominations for the Guild's Netherthorpe Award to a Member in recognition of an outstanding and sustained contribution to the dissemination of knowledge and understanding about agriculture. See the Netherthorpe Award web page for more details and past winners, and to download a nomination.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Event - IFAJ 2014 pre-Congress Tour visiting farm and other rural enterprises in London and south-east England. Details: Here or from Nikki Robertson, Guild and IFAJ 2014 general secretary.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Event - the IFAJ World Congress - Innovations from a Small Island - comes to Britain. More than 200 journalists and professional comunicators working in the rural sector attend briefings and visit farms and other rural enterprises in north-east Scotland. Find out more here and on the IFAJ Congress 2014 website. Details: Nikki Robertson, Guild general secretary.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Event - IFAJ 2014 post-Congress Tour visiting farm and other rural enterprises in the Midlands and Welsh borders. Details: Here or from Liz Snaith, organising committee chairman or Nikki Robertson, Guild general secretary.

Friday, September 26, 2014

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.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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/sponsorship secretary.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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

Friday, October 24, 2014

Deadline - Entries for ENAJ Young Journalists Contest for an article on a CAP topic. Top three win a place at the DG Agri Ag-Press networking event in Brussels, January/February 2015; winner also invited to all DG Agri press facility trips in 2015. Open to Members of the Guild aged 35 or less at the end of this year. Details here. Entries to Ben Briggs, Guild council U35s co-ordinator.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Deadline - ENAJ Young Journalist Contest to win a place at the annual press networking event of the European Commission's agriculture directorate and an invitation to all DG-Agri press facility visits in 2015. Use this link to find out more; entries to the Guild's ENAJ representative, Adrian Bell.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Deadline - Royalty claims to ALCS for UK published books and freelance articles. See here for details or visit the ALCS website.

Friday, December 12, 2014

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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