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Agri-hub on the hunt for journalist / PR professional

23rd February 2024

Agri-hub is looking for a motivated agricultural journalist / PR professional to join its small and friendly team. We are passionate about storytelling and totally immersed in the agricultural sector,...

Date for your diary: BGAJ 2024 annual general meeting

21st February 2024

Members of the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists are invited to hear what their Guild has planned during 2024 at the 81st BGAJ annual general meeting. The online meeting, which...

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,...

ifaj star prize 2024

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...

Special IFAJ Opportunity: Spain Press Tour, March 4-8

Special IFAJ Opportunity: Spain Press Tour, March 5-7

9th February 2024

Just 5 seats are available for a special IFAJ Press Tour in Málaga, Spain March 5-7! (Arrival on the 4th and departure on the 8th.) The Asociación de Periodistas y...

Tractor & Machinery on the hunt for new editor | British Guild of Agricultural Journalists

Tractor & Machinery on the hunt for new editor

7th February 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to take the reins as editor of Tractor & Machinery, the leading magazine for people who really know and love tractors of all...

Andrew Arbuckle recognised in New Year’s Honours List

Andrew Arbuckle recognised in New Year’s Honours List

30th January 2024

Congratulations to Scottish agricultural journalist and former Guild member, Andrew Arbuckle from Newburgh, Fife, who was made an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List. Andrew is a former agricultural...

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...

Applications open for 2024 John Deere agricultural journalism training course

11th January 2024

Budding agricultural journalists and communications professionals are being urged to apply for a place on a unique training course designed to help them take an important first step in their...

LAMMA 2024 – Guild members drinks reception

22nd December 2023

LAMMA 2024 – Guild members drinks reception, Wednesday 17th January 5-6.30pm, Hall 19 Bar. 17th January -5:00pm-6:30pm Hall 19 Bar Join members at a drinks and nibbles event at 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...

World Dairy Summit 2023

21st December 2023

Katie Jones, editor of Dairy Farmer and Farmers Guardian Livestock Editor, writes of her attendance at the World Dairy Summit. In October I was lucky enough to travel to Chicago...

Guild Yearbook 2024 – are your details correct?

21st December 2023

Deadline: Friday 5th January As preparations are well under way for the Guild’s 2024 Yearbook, edited by Guild chairman Johann Tasker, we ask all members to check that the details...

International travel – what are the benefits for ag journalists and communicators?

20th December 2023

Olivia Cooper is the BGAJ’s IFAJ Representative and shares the opportunities she has had by saying yes to international travel. I’ll put my cards on the table here – I...

British delegates who attended the 2023 Congress, pictured at the final night's Gala Dinner, l-r: Jamie Day, Jane Craigie, Mike Whittall, Mike Abram, Johann Tasker, Emma Gillbard, Simon Haley, Olivia Cooper, Adrian Bell

Emma Gillbard visits Canadian farms thanks to Joe Watson Legacy Fund

20th November 2023

Emma Gillbard, a recipient of the 2023 Joe Watson Legacy Fund travel bursary, writes about how the fund supported a trip to the IFAJ Congress in Canada. This summer, I...

Mike and Emma on one of the Congress farm visits in Alberta, Canada

Why I applied to attend an IFAJ Congress in Canada

20th November 2023

Mike Abram, a recipient of the 2023 Joe Watson Legacy Fund travel bursary, writes about how the fund supported a trip to the IFAJ Congress in Canada. Four years ago,...

Norman Dunn

20th November 2023

News has reached the Guild that former member Norman Dunn died earlier this year. He was a member of the British Guild for more than 30 years as well as...

Farmers Guide on the hunt for new website editor

Farmers Guide on the hunt for new website editor

13th November 2023

Farmers Guide is looking for an experienced editor or digital journalist to join its team, based in Stowmarket, Suffolk. The ideal candidate will have a strong eye for detail and...

Norfolk farmer’s new book recounts highs and lows of travels abroad

10th November 2023

Renowned Norfolk farmer, writer and broadcaster and Guild member David Richardson has a new book out, recounting tales of his many trips abroad to investigate farming in different parts of...

2023 winner of the BGAJ John Deere Training Award: Marina Schjoett

Marina Schjoett wins 2023 BGAJ John Deere Training Award with robot article

10th November 2023

The 2023 winner of the BGAJ John Deere Training Award has been announced as Marina Schjoett, with Tom Woolman claiming the runner-up place. Marina is a recent Harper Adams University...

New ENAJ Conference: Management and Regulation of Landownership

6th November 2023

Online Event Date: Monday, November 27th Time: 12:00 – 13:00 GMT     Soil and land ownership play a pivotal role in agriculture, and perhaps even more so in the...

Jane Carley wins 2023 Omnia Precision Agronomy Award

6th November 2023

Farmers Guardian journalist Jane Carley has won the 2023 Omnia Precision Agronomy Award for an article looking at the use of field robots on farms across the UK. Her article, titled Growing...

Joe Watson Legacy Fund provides Martin with opportunity for African ag studies

3rd November 2023

A year on from the visit by five BGAJ members to the north-west African country of Guinea, courtesy of the country’s AMEDAR (Association of Media and Agriculture for Rural Development),...

Navaratnam Theeb Partheeban OBE Guest speaker at Guild Harvest Lunch

Challenge yourselves to be more inclusive, Navaratnam Partheeban says in Harvest Lunch address

3rd November 2023

Navaratnam Partheeban OBE emphasised the importance of inclusivity and diversity in agricultural communications during an inspiring Harvest Lunch address. ‘Theeb’ Partheeban was the event’s guest speaker, taking to the floor...