Published every January, the Guild Yearbook is a major membership benefit. As well as a record of Guild events and awards, it includes a valuable directory of UK agricultural media outlets and contact details for Members and Friends – detailing their professional interests and services offered.
The Yearbook contains a complete listing of business contact details for Members and Friends of the Guild, and describes their business interests and areas of expertise. There are also contact details for the editors of key agricultural and horticultural publications, and agencies and individuals providing PR and marketing services to rural enterprises.
The publication also provides a record of Guild events and awards, and contact information for elected representatives on the Guild management council, the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) and the European Network of Agricultural Journalists (ENAJ).
The Yearbook is sent free to Members and Friends. Additional copies may be available for a fee.
Guild members keep their Yearbook entry up to date by logging in to their profile on the Guild's Farming Media Centre website.
A number of farming and rural organisations highlight their media contacts by placing an advertisement in the Yearbook. It puts these organisations in pole position when members come to look for useful sources of information, comment and opinion.
For details of rates and copy requirements, please contact Guild communications secretary Johann Tasker by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Yearbook was published for 30 years by Wendy and Peter Ryder. Their final edition was in 2013. The service they provided made a considerable contribution to the Guild. The Yearbook is now edited by Johann Tasker with listings by Peter Hill and published by Ruralcity Media on behalf of the Guild.