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eAlert Archive

From July 2010 to January 2011, when updates to the original Guild website were suspended, the monthly eAlert was produced in Newsletter format to provide news and information, including contact details for new members. These Newsletters can be read using the links below.

July 2010 eAlert Newsletter  eAlert 07 2010

August 2010 eAlert Newlsetter  eAlert 08 2010

September 2010 eAlert Newsletter  eAlert 09 2010

October 2010 eAlert Newsletter  eAlert 10 2010

November 2010 eAlert Newsletter  eAlert 11 2010

December 2010 eAlert Newsletter  e Alert 12 2010

January 2011 eAlert Newsletter  GAJ eAlert 01 2011

BGAJ Jobs eAlert - January 2018

Companies and other organisations can use this recruitment advertising service to put full vacancy details in front of the Guild's 350+ members involved in editing, journalism, photography and…

 

BGAJ eAlert: December 2017

Happy New Year to all Guild Members and Friends The British Guild of Agricultural Journalists would like to wish a Happy New Year to all Guild Members, Friends, our Sponsors and Supporters. We have…

 

BGAJ eAlert: August 2017

Harvest Lunch tickets selling out fast Guild Members and Friends who haven't already done so are urged to reserve their places at this year's Harvest Lunch. Held at Painters' Hall, London, the…

 

BGAJ eAlert - July 2017

Harvest Service Tickets are selling well for this year's Harvest Service and Lunch, which will be held on Thursday, 12 October, at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, and Painters' Hall, London. This…

 

BGAJ eAlert - June 2017

Harvest Service & Lunch - save the date This year's Guild Harvest Service will take place on Thursday, 12 October 2017, at St Brides Church, followed by luncheon at Painters Hall. This flagship…

 

BGAJ eAlert - March 2017

New VAT rules come into effect Significant changes to the government's flat rate VAT scheme will have big implications for some Guild Members when they come into effect on Saturday, 1 April. The…

 

BGAJ eAlert - February 2017

Guild Yearbook 2017 published The new Guild Yearbook has been published with additional news, information and member listings. With a total of 112 pages plus cover, the 2017 Yearbook is 16 pages…

 

BGAJ eAlert - December 2016

Wishing all Members and Friends of the Guild a Happy and Healthy Christmas and New Year   Harvest Service & Lunch diary date Put the date in your new 2017 diary now for the Guild's wonderful…

 

BGAJ eAlert - November 2016

New awards video precedes presentations A new video highlighting the value of the Guild awards programme was shown at the Harvest Lunch before the Netherthorpe, Yara, Keenan Alltech, John Deere and…

 

BGAJ eAlert - August 2016

Special event at Darts Farm, Topsham, Devon Members and Friends of the Guild are invited to a special event – featuring photography training, networking, a farm walk and some good old-fashioned…

 

BGAJ eAlert - July 2016

Call for Netherthorpe nominations Nominations are now open for the 2016 Netherthorpe Communicator of the Year award for outstanding service to agricultural journalism. This is the Guild's flagship…

 

BGAJ eAlert - May 2016

Opportunity to host trainee journalists This year's course members on the 2016 BGAJ John Deere Journalism Training Award are a wide-ranging mix of graduating students from several disciplines. Led…

 

BGAJ eAlert - April 2016

Harvest Service & Luncheon - save the date The 2016 Harvest Lunch and Service will take place on Thursday, 29 September. The aim is to make this year's event bigger and better than ever, with…

 

BGAJ eAlert - February 2016

Guild website redevelopment Over the coming months, the Guild is hoping to redevelop its website to make using it a more engaging experience for Members. We also hope to make it easier for members…

 

BGAJ eAlert - January 2016

New-look Yearbook published A new Yearbook compiled and produced on behalf of the Guild should now be in the hands of all Members and Friends. The Yearbook was edited by Guild Council Member Johann…

 

BGAJ eAlert - November 2015

Awards & Scholarships  Perkins Global Innovation Scholars Announced The Guild is pleased to announce that Olivia Midgley from Farmers Guardian and Jez Fredenburgh from Farmers Weekly have been…

 

BGAJ eAlert - July 2015

Farming Media Centre Guild Members and Friends are encouraged to ensure their entries are up to date in the Farming Media Centre, which is now live on the Guild website. The Farming Media Centre…

 

BGAJ eAlert - June 2015

Bangers 'n' Beer at Cereals 2015 Members and Friends of the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists are invited to the popular Bangers ‘n’ Beer reception at Cereals. This year's event starts at 5…

 

BGAJ eAlert - February 2015

Annual meeting registrations Members and Friends of the Guild have been registering their intention to take part in the annual meeting on Friday, March 13 at NIAB's Park Farm site on the outskirts…

 

BGAJ eAlert - December 2014

Wishing all Members & Friends a Happy Christmas and Good Fortune in 2015 Guild council recruiting Several members of the Guild’s management Council will step down at the annual meeting in March…

 

BGAJ eAlert - October 2014

Harvest Service and Luncheon The Guild’s annual Harvest Service and Luncheon proved a popular success again, thanks to the generous support of Shepherd Publishing, Waitrose, Keenan, Partners In…

 

BGAJ eAlert - September 2014

IFAJ Congress 2014 - a triumph! It took a huge amount of detailed planning and preparation but hosting more than 200 agri and rural journalists from around the World to showcase innovation in…

 

BGAJ eAlert - August 2014

Harvest Service and Lunch bookings This marvellous day – Wednesday, October 8 – begins at 11am with the traditional Harvest Service at St Brides Church, Fleet Street before moving on to nearby…

 

BGAJ eAlert - July 2014

Congress publications appeal With just 40 days to go before 200 international delegates arrive in Britain for IFAJ Congress 2014, the organisers are in need of some last minute help putting together…

 

BGAJ eAlert Extra - June 2014

BGAJ Perkins Power on the Farm Award - deadline tomorrow! Entries for the Guild's Power on the Farm Award generously sponsored by Perkins Engines Co Ltd must be submitted to organiser Claire King…

 

BGAJ eAlert June 2014

IFAJ Congress 2014 - new options for Guild members New options are available for Guild members wanting to experience the IFAJ Congress in September but unable to commit to the full programme. With…

 

BGAJ eAlert May 2014

Cereals Event reception – new venue The Guild’s long-established and well-attended Cereals Event reception will this year be held in the Inspire Pavilion promoting agri industry careers. Head to the…

 

BGAJ eAlert - April 2014

Diary date – Guild Harvest Service & Lunch The Guild’s popular Harvest Service will held on Wednesday, October 8 this year at St Brides Church, Fleet Street in London, followed by a drinks…

 

BGAJ eAlert - March 2014

Annual meeting reports and elections In her report to the annual meeting, held in Oxford at Jesus College conference centre, Guild chairman Jane Craigie recalled Joe Watson and his contribution to…

 

BGAJ eAlert - February 2014

British Guild of Agricultural Journalists 71st Annual General Meeting Thursday, March 27, 2014 The annual general meeting of the Guild will be held at Jesus College, Ship Street Conference Centre…

 

BGAJ eAlert - January 2014

NOAH Award – Final call for entries Members of the Guild writing on animal health and welfare topics have until Friday to enter Guild’s NOAH Award for written and broadcast articles, both news or…

 

BGAJ eAlert - December 2013

Lonk ewe in evening sunshine - by John Eveson Wishing all Members and Friends of the Guild a Merry Christmas   NOAH Award deadline extended – January 31 Entries to the Guild’s NOAH Award for…

 

BGAJ eAlert - November 2013

Professional training programme An informal workshop featuring a number of increasingly used interactive online communication channels is the topic for the Guild’s next professional training…

 

BGAJ eAlert - October 2013

Harvest Service & Lunch Three attractive locations - St Brides Church off Fleet Street; Stationers Hall near St Paul's Cathedral, and the Press House wine bar beneath St Brides Church tower -…

 

BGAJ eAlert - September 2013

Harvest Service & Lunch – final details Preparations are all in place for the Guild’s popular Harvest Service and Harvest Lunch on Thursday, October 10 and the lunch is a sell-out this year with…

 

BGAJ eAlert - August 2013

Make a reservation A rapid uptake of reservations for the universally popular Harvest Lunch on Thursday, October 10means that currently there are just a dozen tickets remaining before the 200+…

 

BGAJ eAlert - July 2013

Harvest Service & Lunch – ticket reservations open Members and Friends of the Guild can now secure places at the annual Harvest Lunch on Thursday, October 10 by making an initial reservation…

 

BGAJ eAlert - June 2013

Guild at the Royal Highland Show Scottish members of the Guild have again arranged a press party at the Royal Highland Show for Members and Friends of the Guild and other journalists and…

 

BGAJ eAlert - May 2013

New Guild vice-chairman At the first Guild Council meeting taken by new chairman Jane Craigie, long-serving Council member Howard Venters was elected vice-chairman of the Guild. “Howard has been…

 

BGAJ eAlert Extra - May 2013

Guild Photography Award - deadline is here! Reintroduced by popular demand - so please put in at least one entry to support  this award - the photography competition comprises two categories -…

 

BGAJ eAlert Extra - April 2013

A unique opportunity to visit the BBC rural affairs programming unit Next Tuesday - April 16, 1745hrs for 1800hrs A few places are still available on the Guild's visit to the BBC's new rural…

 

BGAJ eAlert Extra - March 2013

Annual Meeting - Directions Members and Friends of the Guild who have booked a place at this year's annual meeting – please remember to print-off tickets using the link supplied in the confirmation…

 

BGAJ eAlert - March 2013

New chairman elected Members at the annual meeting elected Jane Craigie as new chairman of the Guild. An avid enthusiast for what the Guild represents, Jane is a PR and marketing communications…

 

BGAJ AGM eAlert2 - February 2013

70th Annual General Meeting Thursday, March 14, 2013   Motions relating to new legal entity New constitution and byelaws Final call for Council nominations Members of the Guild have the…

 

BGAJ AGM eAlert - February 2013

70th Annual General Meeting Launch of the IFAJ Congress 2014  Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10.30hrs Programme and speaker unveiled Elections to Council (nominations invited) Voting on new…

 

BGAJ eAlert - February 2013

Book a place at the annual meeting Some places are still available to Members and Friends at the annual meeting, buffet lunch and industry launch of the IFAJ Congress 2014 being held in the…

 

BGAJ Jobs eAlert - January 2013

This special Jobs eAlert provides leads on a number of vacancies currently waiting to be filled in the agricultural sector. Newsquest Cornwall - Agricultural Editor A rare opportunity has arisen at…

 

BGAJ eAlert - December 2012

To all Guild Members and Friends – wishing you an enjoyable Christmas and a New Year that brings good health and fortune. With thanks to Guild member Theresa Eveson for the seasonal image. NOAH…

 

BGAJ eAlert - November 2012

Christmas is coming….. The Guild’s Charitable Trust Christmas Card has a different theme this year – a cartoon first published in Farm Contractor magazine in 1979 and recently discovered in archive…

 

BGAJ eAlert - October 2012

Hugely popular Harvest Service and Lunch The Guild's annual harvest service and lunch were very well attended by members and guests, who enjoyed first-class choral back-up at St Bride's Church and a…

 

BGAJ-ENAJ eAlert - October 2012

Official Guild delegate to the ENAJ General Assembly and Annual Event, Brussels, 9-11th December Interested in European agri politics? Then apply for this all-expenses paid visit to Brussels to take…

 

BGAJ OFC eAlert - September 2012

Guild U35s initiative in partnership with Oxford Farming Conference Deadline: Tuesday, September 18 The Guild has forged a partnership with the Oxford Farming Conference to give a Guild member…

 

BGAJ eAlert - September 2012

Guild secretary appointed The Guild has a new general secretary: Nikki Robertson has been appointed to the post following a round of interviews with several candidates keen to take on the part-time…

 

BGAJ eAlert - August 2012

Netherthorpe Award deadline – August 17 Nominations for the Guild’s prestigious Netherthorpe Award close on Friday this week. So if you would like to see a member recognised for making a…

 

BGAJ eAlert Extra - August 2012

Deadline - Yara Journalism Awards this Friday, August 31 A final reminder to Guild journalist members to enter one of three categories in the Yara Journalism Awards 2012 - £3000 prize fund and a…

 

BGAJ eAlert - July 2012

Guild reception - Royal Welsh Show - Monday, July 23 The Guild's first get-together at the Royal Welsh Show is being held on the first evening of the event from 6pm to 7pm in an upstairs room on the…

 

GAJ-ENAJ eAlert - June 2012

European Network of Agricultural Journalists   CAP conference place – deadline: Monday, June 11 One Member of the British Guild has an expenses-paid opportunity to attend a CAP conference being…

 

GAJ eAlert - June 2012

Power on the Farm award - final call today! Articles published last year that relate to any aspect of farm power are eligible to enter until close of play today for the Guild's Power on the Farm …

 

GAJ eAlert - May 2012

Cereals Event Bangers ’n’ Beer The popular Bangers ‘n’ Beer reception for Members and Friends of the Guild attending the Cereals Event on Wednesday, June 13 will provide some welcome sustenance at…

 

GAJ eAlert - April 2012

ENAJ Media Tour - Denmark The new European Network of Agricultural Journalists (ENAJ) is organising a media facility visit to Denmark in June to coincide with the meeting of European Farm Ministers…

 

GAJ eAlert - March 2012

Insight into rural programming at the Beeb Guild members enjoyed a visit to BBC Birmingham to hear about farming and rural affairs programming, visited The Archers recording studio and enjoyed an…

 

GAJ eAlert - February 2012

Visit to BBC Birmingham - rural affairs programming Guild Members and Friends are invited to visit BBC Birmingham at The Mailbox on Thursday, March 15 to hear first-hand about the BBC's food,…

 

GAJ eAlert - January 2012

Subscriptions for 2012 Following a detailed review of the projected impact of higher costs on Guild finances in 2012, the management Council has agreed an increase in subscriptions for full…

 

GAJ eAlert - December 2011

To all Guild members – wishing you an enjoyable Christmas and a New Year that brings good health and fortune.   Scottish Blackface ewes in Lancashire snow, as featured on the Guild Charitable Trust…

 

GAJ eAlert October 2011

Harvest Service and Harvest Lunch With more than 200 places taken up by Guild members and their guests, the annual harvest lunch was a sell-out success, with the preceding service at St Brides…

 

GAJ eAlert - November 2011

NOAH Award deadline – December 31 Details of this year’s NOAH-sponsored Guild award celebrating excellence in the reporting of animal health and welfare issues have been circulated to members…

 

GAJ eAlert - September 2011

Get ready to send Christmas Greetings This year’s Guild Christmas card, sold in aid of the Charitable Trust, is available at the competitive price of just £15 (including post and packing) for 25…

 

Guild eAlert - August 2011

Guild / Yara Journalism Awards deadline – Friday, August 26 All members should have received an entry form through the post for the Guild’s Yara sponsored journalism awards for 2011. As ever, Yara’s…

 

GAJ eAlert - July 2011

Netherthorpe Award – deadline July 29 The deadline for Guild Netherthorpe ‘Communicator of the Year’ is fast approaching. The judges are ready and waiting to thumb through a sheaf of nominations for…

 

GAJ eAlert: June 2011

Video for the web – training opportunity this Friday With online publishing becoming an important extension of traditional print magazines and newspapers, journalists, photographers and PR…

 

GAJ eAlert - May 2011

Training scheme deadline this week Applications for the Guild’s John Deere-sponsored training scheme for new entrants to agricultural and horticultural journalism close at the end of this week – …

 

GAJ eAlert - April 2011

At the first Council meeting of the year, Jane Craigie (pictured) was elected deputy chairman and Doreen Forsyth took on the role of co-ordinating the Guild's awards programme. See more in News on…

 

GAJ eAlert - March 2011

Year Book - final call for amendments - deadline March 31. Wendy and Peter Ryder, who publish the Guild's Year Book, asks for any final amendments to the members' entries for the 2011/12 edition…

 

GAJ eAlert: February 2011

New website live!  The Guild has a new website – and a new design for the monthly eAlerts to go with it. There are also some new features, including Search, an RSS feed that puts latest Guild News…

 

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