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Shape our future

11th June 2024

The British Guild of Agricultural Journalists has launched a new survey and is encouraging its members to fill it out to help shape the future of the organisation. With this...

BGAJ Photography workshop

7th June 2024

Date: July 18, 2024 Location: Bromstead Hill Farm, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 9DP Get tickets: Eventbrite Join us for a day filled with creativity and fun at our photography workshop! Whether you’re a beginner...

ENAJ/EU-FarmBook Press and Networking Event

29th May 2024

Registration now open for ENAJ/EU-FarmBook event in Gent, Belgium. ENAJ and EU-FarmBook are inviting 25 agricultural journalists from ENAJ member guilds to the first ENAJ-EU FarmBook workshop, which will take...

Spring and summer socials

15th May 2024

Join us at our annual gatherings as show season gets underway across the nation. Visit our Guild events pages to learn more about our events calendar. Cereals – Bangers ‘n’...

John Farrant, Poultry World

John Farrant

25th April 2024

John Farrant, editor of Poultry World for more than 30 years, has died at the age of 85. Known for his expertise and dedication to the poultry sector, John played...

Go to Swiss Congress: Joe Watson Fund opens for 2024

17th April 2024

Trustees of the Joe Watson Legacy Fund have announced that its 2024 education programme will fund registration and travel for two delegates at IFAJ Congress, to be hosted by Switzerland...

Entries open for 2024 Perkins Power on the Farm Awards

16th April 2024

Guild members are now invited to enter the 2024 Perkins Power on the Farm Awards – with a boosted total prize fund of £4,100 shared between the two winners and...

BGAJ works with Just Farmers to connect mainstream media with ag commentators

3rd April 2024

The BGAJ is working with Just Farmers, to make it easier for mainstream journalists to get in touch with expert industry commentators and farmers on the ground. We know that farming...

Ben Pike elected as BGAJ chairman at 2024 annual meeting

28th March 2024

Agricultural marketing and PR expert Ben Pike has been elected as the next chairman of the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists at the Guild’s 81st Annual General Meeting. Ben was...

Guild’s IAgrE Award launches for 2024 entries

28th March 2024

An award which recognises journalism showcasing the role of engineering in farming, food and energy production has opened for entries. Now in its 12th year, the Guild’s IAgrE Award is generously...

New podcast award to launch in 2024

28th March 2024

A new award which celebrates podcasts and the people behind the microphone has been launched by the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists. Kindly sponsored by specialist rural podcast production agency...

US media student visits Irish BGAJ member in her quest to learn more about Ireland’s agriculture

15th March 2024

Northern Ireland farming journalist Chris McCullough has hosted American media student Michelle Stangler as part of a project to learn more about agriculture in Europe. Michelle, from Watertown, Wisconsin, is...

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...