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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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Event - Future Farming Fundamentals: a panel debate on how to develop strategies to ride out volatile markets, unravel Brexit uncertainties, maintain resilience and remain sustainable. Panel members Quintin Clark, LEAF; Alistair Driver, Political Editor, Farmers Guardian; Martin Grantley-Smith, AHDB; and host Jake Freestone, Overbury Farms with representatives of Rural Hub, LEAF, AHDB and Wildlife Trusts. Meet 5.45pm at Overbury Village Hall, Overbury, Glos GL20 7NR. A Midlands Guild event at which all Members and Friends of the Guild are welcome - please notify Midlands secretary Liz Snaith.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Deadline - Applications for the Guild's John Deere Training Award. 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.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Deadline - Entries for the Guild's IAgrE Engineering Journalism Award for the best articles and broadcasts on the application of engineering within the land based sector. Details here.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Deadline - Guild Arable Photography Award entries. Members can enter one image each for the £750 prize fund sponsored by DuPont Agriculture and being presented at the Guild's Cereals Event reception. Entry details here.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Deadline - Guild Livestock Photography Award entries. Members can enter one image each for the £750 prize fund sponsored by The St David's Poultry Team. Email entries with note of when and where published (within 12 months of August 1, 2014) to awards secretary Louise Impey. Details here.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Deadline - Guild Livestock Photography Award entries. Members can enter one image each for the £750 prize fund sponsored by Massey Ferguson and being presented at the Guild's Livestock Event reception. Entry details here.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

CPD Event - Writing effective press releases, client newsletters and intranet copy. A practical one-day workshop for journalists and PR specialists who need to develop or refresh their commercial writing skills. Venue: AGCO UK Headquarters, Abbey Park, Stoneleigh, Warwicks CV8 2TQ. Time: 9am-5pm. Cost: £95 including lunch and refreshments. Full details and booking here. Deadline: Friday, May 20.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Council - The Guild's member representatives will meet 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, June 15, 2016

Event - Guild Bangers 'n' Beer reception for Members and Friends at the Cereals Event, Chrishall Grange, Duxford, Cambs. Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Food, drink and good company. Details: Nikki Robertson, Guild general secretary.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

CPD Event - Mind your language: grammar and language, and how to improve your proof reading skills. Venue: AGCO UK Headquarters, Abbey Park, Stoneleigh, Warwicks CV8 2TQ. Time: 9am-5pm. Cost: £95 including lunch and refreshments. Full details and booking here. Deadline: Friday, June 10.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

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.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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

Thursday, July 7, 2016

CPD Event - the rough guide to interviewing. Professional guidance on interview strategy and techniques to help get the views and/or information you want for articles and press releases. Venue: AGCO UK Headquarters, Abbey Park, Stoneleigh, Warwicks CV8 2TQ. Time: 9am-5pm. Cost: £95 including lunch and refreshments. Full details and booking here. Deadline: Wednesday, June 29.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Event - IFAJ Congress 2016 pre-Congress Tour 10-13 July, Berlin, Germany. Evening Reception and European Football Championships Final; Media, agriculture and agricultural policy, Berlin history; Brandenburg Day -  agriculture in eastern Germany; Visits en route to Bonn. Details.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Event - Guild John Deere Training Award, July 10-12. Three-day course (plus three days' separate 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 Friday, April 29.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Event - IFAJ Congress 2016, Germany, July 13-17. Sustainable Agriculture – Made in Germany. A unique insight into Germany's agriculture and rural life shared with up to 200 fellow journalists and communicators from around the World. Choice of one-day farming and rural enterprise study tours. Details. Contact Guild Chairman Ben Briggs or IFAJ representative Adrian Bell for advice.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Event - IFAJ Congress 2016 post-Congress Tour, July 17-15. Choice of four agriculture study tours to north, east, south and west Germany visiting farms and other rural enterprises. Details.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

CPD Event - Photography Workshop - Improving your photography skills. Training, tips and advice on SLR and Bridge camera modes, composition and lighting, coping with different subject matter. Venue: AGCO UK Headquarters, Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2TQ. 10am-5pm. £95 including refreshments and lunch. Full details and booking here. Deadline: Thursday, July 14.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Council - The Guild's member representatives will meet 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, September 29, 2016

Event - Guild Harvest Service, St Brides Church, Fleet Street, London. 11.00am. Traditional harvest service featuring the St Brides Choir. See previous events here. Details: Nikki Robertson, Guild secretary.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

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, Richard Keenan Innovation in Agriculture journalism award. See previous events here. Bookings details to be announced.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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

Friday, December 2, 2016

Council - The Guild's member representatives meet 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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