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Farming Media Centre

How to use our Farming Media Centre search facility

The Farming Media Centre will put you in contact with Members and Friends of the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists – and other key contacts in the food and farming industries.

You can search by name, region, expertise and knowledge, or for a particular discipline e.g. Journalist, PR Consultant or Photographer. Clicking Search without entering any criteria will display all Members and Friends. In all cases, listings are displayed in random rather than alphabetical order.

If you are an editor or journalist working outside the agricultural industry, members can help by checking information for an article to ensure its accuracy or suggest suitable contacts for stories.

If you represent a commercial or other organisation, members can provide freelance writing, website editing, video content and production, broadcasting, photography and PR / marketing services on all topics related to the rural sector.

The Guild offers a recruitment advertising service for organisations wanting to appoint staff in rural communications roles, such as reporting, editing, PR and marketing communications. Click here for more details.

The Guild can also help with contacts in other countries through its affiliation to the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) and European Network of Agricultural Journalists (ENAJ).

For emergency help with story contacts or checking facts, or for crisis management PR, contact Guild Chairman Catherine Linch on 01568 617620.

  1. Decide which fields you wish to search against and enter your criteria: for example, select ‘Eastern’ Region and ‘Arable’ to search for all Guild members who can advise on arable farming matters and who are based in the eastern counties.
  2. Click ‘Search’
  3. The next page will show a list of all members matching your search requirements. Telephone numbers and/or email addresses will be displayed in some cases, but all members can be contacted using the email facility, which sends a message with details of your request. They will respond at the earliest opportunity.
  4. There are no limits to the number of searches you can perform.

If you don’t get the results or responses you need, please contact Guild secretary Nikki Robertson on 07584 022909 or by email to for further help and advice.

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Leo Townsend

Whisper PR, Account Manager

PR manager specialising in arable and other agricultural industry topics.


Wallace Currie

Rural2Kitchen, Podcaster

Podcaster showcasing the people in food and farming. Also creating content for people.


Claire Shaddick

Shaddick & Gunn, Freelance

Special interests: all aspects of horticulture worldwide, including ornamentals, and particularly production, research and technology. Business email:


Andrew Pearce

Andrew Pearce, Freelance

Farm machinery.


Justine Hards

LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), Marketing and Communications Manager

MarComms Manager working with farmers across the globe to deliver more sustainable, regenerative farming and food systems.


Ian Howie

Ian Howie, Freelance Journalist

Special interests: R&D, rural sustainability, farm management, new techniques.


Philip Case

Farmers Weekly, Chief Reporter

News, features, videos and social media content for farming and rural communities.


Tim Price

Pricewrite Communications, PR consultants and rural communicators

PR consultancy and freelance journalism on rural issues. Special interests: rural life, farm business, rural economy, farm safety, rural crime, succession planning, diversification, education, sustainability.


Megan Bullock

RDP Marketing, Marketing Account Manager

Account Manager at RDP Marketing, a full service communications agency specialising in the agribusiness and animal health sectors. Particular interest in strategy and branding.


Bob Carruth

NFU Scotland, Communications Director

Communications activities for Scotland's farming union.


Ken Fletcher

Ken Fletcher, Freelance Journalist

Former editor of The Scottish Farmer, which has been informing, supporting and entertaining farmers since 1893. Now working freelance.


Jimmy Birchmore

Jimmy Birchmore Events Ltd, Owner / Director

Virtual, hybrid, and face to face event management. Bespoke 3D, animation and video content creation. Specialists for agriculture, environment, food and land based sectors.


Richard Shepherd-Barron

Richard Shepherd-Barron, Freelance

Freelance specialising in field-scale vegetable crops, horticulture, robot technology and sustainable farming.


Matthew Tilt

Lewis Business Media, Machinery Editor - Farm Contractor & Large Scale Farmer

Handle all editorial requirements for Farm Contractor & Large Scale Farmer, including reporting on industry events, writing detailed machinery articles and working closely with freelancers.


Sarah Todd

Sarah Todd, Freelance journalist, PR Consultant

An award-winning writer specialising in features about farming, the countryside and rural life. Popular Yorkshire Post columnist, northern-based but happy to travel. PR opportunities considered.


Roger Moore

Ahead Ltd, Managing Director

Specialist writing, editing and PR for the agricultural, agribusiness and food processing sectors.


Oli Hill

Agricultural Industries Confederation, Communications Manager

Communications Manager at Agricultural Industries Confederation, specialising in digital media and project management. Formerly working at Farmers Weekly and Red Tractor.


Spence Gunn

Shaddick & Gunn Ltd, Freelance

Special interests: horticultural production, technology, R&D, environment, amenity horticulture, plant science.


George A Macpherson

George A Macpherson, Freelance Journalist, Editor and Author

Consultant editor of Appropriate Technology; author eight novels, three non-fiction. Book reviews, newspaper articles. Interests: world development and sustainability; avoiding population migration; Quaker policy.


Polly Stevenson

Polly Stevenson, Freelance Marketing and PR

Marketing communications specialist providing marketing, public relations, media relations, social media and marketing project management expertise on a freelance basis to agricultural and rural businesses.


Julie Goulding

Early Bird Farming Publications Ltd, Company Director

Helping to produce the agricultural magazine Farmers Guide for 38 years.


Laurence Brown

Reverberate PR, Account Executive

Reverberate PR is an agricultural public relations company, providing consultation on communication for a range of agricultural clients.


Monika Pletty

RDP Communications, Senior Account Manager

Overseeing and managing client accounts within agricultural vertical, which involves strategic planning, media relations, client relationship management, while working for a full-service communications agency.


Gary Crossley

Gary Crossley, Freelance

Special interests: all aspects of agriculture.