Published on 3rd December 2020
The 2021 edition of the BGAJ Yearbook is being prepared, and the Guild is asking all members to check the details held for them are correct.
All Members and Friends of the Guild who joined within the past 12 months should login to complete the Farming Media Centre section as this is not part of the membership application process and will otherwise miss out on a valuable membership benefit.
The much-valued Yearbook contains a directory of all members, their contact details and professional interests.
To ensure the accuracy of this directory, it is essential that all members check that their details are still correct, either by leafing through the 2020 edition or by logging in to the Guild website to check their profile.
In addition, for those concerned, please also check the farming publications, website and broadcast descriptions and contacts from pages 19-32 and the press and PR listing from pages 34-37 and notify Yearbook editor Johann Tasker on firstname.lastname@example.org of any changes or new entries to be added.
Online member profile contents
Each member profile comprises three sections. If you make any changes, remember to Save & Close each section individually.
Home addresses and contact information are held purely for administrative purposes and are not published anywhere. However, this section does contain the email address to which Guild eAlerts are sent and provides the opportunity to add a portrait photograph, which is then published in the online Farming Media Centre directory.
The information here is published in the Yearbook, so it is essential that it is up to date and accurate. This section also provides click boxes to display telephone numbers and/or an email address in the Farming Media Centre.
Farming Media Centre
This section enables members to opt out of the online directory (Honorary and Retired members automatically are not included) and to select topics such as livestock, arable, farm politics, and so on, plus the type of work undertaken.
Journalist, Photographer and PR Consultant are obvious (just one, two or all three can be selected as appropriate); Expert is intended for Members and Friends of the Guild who are none of these but have particular professional expertise in the selected subjects.
If anyone has difficulty logging in to the Guild website, please ask membership subscriptions manager Peter Hill at email@example.com for help.