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Registration is open for the 2024 IFAJ congress

20th February 2024

August 14 – 18, Interlaken, Switzerland Register now to take advantage of the CHF 100 early bird discount “Welcome to Switzerland. We invite you to the IFAJ Congress in Switzerland,...

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IFAJ Star Prize 2024

12th February 2024

Reflecting the many ways agricultural journalists and communicators reach their audiences around the globe, IFAJ’s contests celebrate excellence in print, photography, audio, video and online media. In 2024, IFAJ are...

IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders program nominations are open

18th January 2024

Nominations for the 2024 IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders program are now open – the deadline has been extended to 25th February 2024 All BGAJ members are automatically also members of the...

IFAJ Committees – can you help?

21st December 2023

Do you want to get more involved with the IFAJ but don’t know where to start? It’s easier than you might think! The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists is an...

Opportunity for Guild members to immerse themselves into Danish agriculture

6th June 2022

One of the highlights of the agricultural journalism calendar is on the horizon as hundreds of communicators from across the world prepare to attend the 2022 International Federation of Agricultural...

IFAJ Congress stipends from Joe Watson Fund

20th April 2022

The Joe Watson Legacy Fund is offering two stipends for the IFAJ 2022 Danish Congress. “The only way you can inform your own opinions and learn, is to see the...

Registration opens for IFAJ World Congress 2022 in Denmark

19th January 2022

Registration is now open online for the IFAJ World Congress 2022 in Denmark. The theme is Smarter Farming and Food Production for Green and Sustainable Growth, hosted by the Danish...

The Road Ahead – Seven young farmers discuss what next

8th July 2020

The road ahead – Seven young farmers discuss what next 10 July 2020 1400-1600 BST (link to world clock) Register for Zoom Webinar here This Friday from 2-4pm, a young...

AgriBex Show proves good venue for ENAJ AGM

2nd January 2020

The AgriBex Show in Belgium was a great venue for the European Network of Agricultural Journalists (ENAJ) AGM, writes Chris McCullough, who attended as UK delegate. AgriBex is Belgium’s largest indoor agricultural...

Applications open for 2020 IFAJ-Alltech young leaders award

2nd January 2020

Applications are open for the 2020 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism Award, sponsored by Alltech. Each of the IFAJ’s 53-member guilds – which include...

Website and programme launched for Danish IFAJ Congress

1st January 2020

The host nation of the 2020 IFAJ Congress, Denmark, has launched the event’s website and programme. The event attracts agricultural journalists and communicators from all over the world for five...

Applications open for 2020 IFAJ-Caterpillar bursaries

19th November 2019

Applications are invited to the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Caterpillar Development Bursary Fund. What agricultural journalism projects have you been nurturing? What aspect of agriculture are you itching to...

More to US agriculture than tariffs and Trump

7th November 2019

The Joe Watson Legacy Fund provided a bursary for Mick Roberts to attend the 2019 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ Congress in Minneapolis, USA. In this report, Mick (pictured above) reveals...

‘Planet Livestock’ showcases French farming

17th October 2019

Does any other nation handle agricultural events with quite the same aplomb as the French? SPACE – the annual livestock extravaganza that takes place in Rennes every September – suggests...

Visit Belgium’s No.1 agri-event – and represent your Guild

1st October 2019

An opportunity to experience Agribex – Belgium’s premier agricultural trade show – is open to a British Guild member who would like to travel to Brussels in December. The biennial event,...

Emerging Leader Abi Kay reports from IFAJ Congress 2019

17th September 2019

Guild member and Farmers Guardian chief reporter Abi Kay has returned from this year’s IFAJ Congress with a notepad full of stories and a contacts book full of great people. Abi...

Syngenta to hold open day for Guild members

4th September 2019

Guild members have an exclusive opportunity to see how Syngenta’s famed Jealott’s Hill research station is contributing to advances in worldwide agricultural research and development. Jealott’s Hill is near Bracknell, Berkshire. The members-only...

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Invitation to attend Turkish press visit to Antalya

22nd August 2019

Guild members are invited to apply to attend the Eurasian and Balkan Countries Agricultural Journalists Forum, which takes place in Turkey this November. The Turkish Guild of Agricultural Journalists (TGAJ)...

Jane Craigie receives prestigious CARAS award

9th July 2019

Guild fellow Jane Craigie was presented with an associateship of the UK’s royal agricultural societies – the CARAS award – at the 2019 Royal Highland Show. The award – from the Council...

Invitation to attend low budget trip to Finland

30th June 2019

Guild members are invited to apply for a place on an agri-media visit to Finland – organised with the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Finnish Guild of...

Invitation to attend four-day agri-media visit to France

16th June 2019

Guild members are invited to apply for a place on a low-budget press trip to France which will take place this autumn. The four-day tour – which will include farm...

Mick Roberts selected as Joe Watson stipendiary

1st May 2019

Guild member Mick Roberts has been selected as the beneficiary of a stipend from the Joe Watson Legacy Trust to attend this year’s IFAJ Congress in the USA. Mick will join journalists from...

Farmers Guardian’s Abi Kay named as IFAJ/Alltech Young Leader

16th April 2019

Guild member and Farmers Guardian chief reporter Abi Kay has been selected as one of 10 IFAJ/Alltech young leaders to attend this year’s 2019 IFAJ Congress in the USA. Abi will...

Jane Craigie to chair IFAJ Vision 2025 committee

6th March 2019

Guild Fellow Jane Craigie is to chair a special committee scoping out plans for the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists. The IFAJ Executive Committee has created the “Vision 2025” committee...