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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...

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...

Jane Craigie crowned 2023 Netherthorpe Communicator of the Year

3rd November 2023

Agricultural PR and communications expert Jane Craigie has been awarded the BGAJ’s 2023 Netherthorpe Communicator of the Year award. Presenting the award at the Guild’s Harvest Lunch in London (13...

Rebecca Dawes named top PR Writer in Guild awards

Rebecca Dawes named top PR Writer in Guild awards

1st November 2023

PR expert Rebecca Dawes has been crowned PR Writer of the Year in the Guild’s 2023 Awards. Rebecca, of Jane Craigie Marketing, was awarded the prize at the Guild’s Harvest...

Jake Freestone wins inaugural Caroline Drummond Award

31st October 2023

Worcestershire farm manager Jake Freestone has won the first Caroline Drummond Award in recognition of his dedication to sharing his passion for farming and improving agricultural sustainability with farmers and...

Top stories recognised in Guild’s 2023 Agricultural Journalism Awards

31st October 2023

The talents of some of the Guild’s top writers were recognised at the BGAJ annual Harvest Lunch in October when winners of the 2023 Agricultural Journalism Awards were announced. The...

Talented photographers snap top BGAJ photography awards

27th October 2023

  The work of talented photographers from across the Guild has been recognised in the 2023 BGAJ Photography Awards. In the livestock category, Farmers Guardian’s Marcello Garbagnoli scooped the top...

IFAJ Global Office – call for applicants

25th October 2023

Take advantage of the extended deadline and apply for this exciting job opportunity with the IFAJ, working with ag communicators around the world. Closes 5 November. Call for applicants The...

NSA technical communications officer

13th October 2023

A new position at the National Sheep Association (NSA) has created an exciting opportunity for a passionate communicator to join a dedicated team working on behalf of the UK sheep...

ENAJ video contest

6th October 2023

ENAJ (European Network of Agricultural Journalists) has launched a video contest to promote agriculture and its diversity across Europe. The winners will be shown at the ENAJ annual forum, held...

Michael Williams

4th October 2023

A long-standing member of the Guild, Michael Williams, has died at the age of 87. He was a well-known and much respected machinery journalist and author, and recipient of the...

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BGAJ Harvest Service and Lunch; what’s that all about then?

11th September 2023

  If you’re a member of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists, it will not have passed you by that there’s an annual event that everyone seems to talk about. The...

john swires

CPM welcomes new editor

8th September 2023

CPM, the UK’s best-read arable technical journal, has welcomed new editor John Swire to the team. John’s no stranger to the publishing world, having spent the past six years as...

bofin PM

Project Manager opportunity at BOFIN

29th August 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work with a new company at the cutting edge of farmer-led research, to share ideas with some of the most forward-thinking farmers in the...

Jane Craigie wins IFAJ Star Prize

Jane Craigie wins IFAJ Star Prize

25th August 2023

Jane Craigie (UK) and Merveille Kakule Saliboko (DRC) receive International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ Star Prizes for Digital Media The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) awarded two first-place recognitions...

Agriculture and environmental science communications agency The Ad Plain (TAP)

Agri content and communications specialist becomes B Corp certified

25th August 2023

Agriculture and environmental science communications agency The Ad Plain (TAP) has become B Corp certified in recognition of its commitment to people and the environment.   TAP, which predominantly works...