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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...

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...

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GDPR online workshop

4th August 2023

The BGAJ is running a GDPR online workshop for members to bring them up to date with the latest rules to help them remain compliant in data management. The hour-long...

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BGAJ John Deere course kickstarts media careers for 12 trainee journalists

18th July 2023

A dozen aspiring journalists have completed the 2023 BGAJ John Deere Training Course, marking an important first step in their media careers. The three-day event was led by journalism lecturer...

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Update your digital journalism skills with exclusive BGAJ training course

15th February 2023

BGAJ members are being given the chance to update their digital journalism skills thanks to a special five-week online training course being offered by the Guild. Acclaimed journalism trainer and...

BGAJ John Deere course trains 17 new ag communicators

26th July 2022

The BGAJ John Deere Training Course returned in July with 17 successful applicants taking part in an immersive introduction to the world of agricultural journalism and PR. The course has...

Acclaimed agricultural journalism training course to return in 2022

10th January 2022

A free training course designed to unearth the next generation of agricultural journalists will return in 2022 following a two-year absence. The British Guild of Agricultural Journalists’ John Deere Training...

SLR vs smartphone: getting the best results from your camera

6th September 2021

Fast moving technology has seen a spate of smartphones emerge with high tech cameras, but do they have the edge over your SLR camera? In the Guild’s first in-person training...

Tickets on sale for remote working CPD course

18th January 2021

How are you managing your teams or your projects remotely? With a return to office-based working looking unlikely in the short term, content is expected to continue to be produced...

CPD Session: Media Law 20 October 2020

1st October 2020

The BGAJ’s series of virtual CPD sessions continues with a focus on Media Law When: Tuesday 20 October 2pm – 4pm Where: Zoom (link emailed to ticket holders) Cost: £25 Tickets: Click here Using stories...

Guild CPD event tickets now on sale

2nd September 2020

Tickets are now on sale for the next BGAJ CPD member event. Digital, social and print content: what’s the difference? takes place on Thursday 17 September 2020 via Zoom. Tickets...

Dates announced for Guild’s 2020 journalism training award

14th November 2019

The British Guild of Agricultural Journalists and John Deere Limited have announced the dates of the next training course for aspiring agricultural journalists. The course will run from Sunday to Tuesday 5-7...

Digital Day showcases top tips for Guild members

24th March 2019

Voice technology, trends in digital journalism and practical tips for shooting smartphone video were the focus of a special training day for Guild members. The Guild’s first Digital Day gave...

Get to grips with trends in journalism at Guild Digital Day

12th February 2019

Guild members are being offered the chance to learn about the latest trends in new media and mobile journalism during a special workshop focusing on digital communications. The Guild’s Digital...

Digital Day & Guild AGM 2019

2nd February 2019

Guild Members and Friends are invited to join us for a special day focused on social media, new digital trends and a hands-on session from a BBC smartphone expert on...

Book now – Media Law & Ethics Workshop

25th January 2019

Bookings are being taken for the Guild’s media law and ethics workshop, to be held on Monday, 18 February at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. This will be a highly practical one-day session covering the...

Save the date: Guild training days for 2019

17th December 2018

We are pleased to announce the dates for the Guild’s first training sessions of 2019 – both of which are shown below. Further information will be available as soon as...

Sarah Beard wins Guild’s 2018 Journalism Training Award

20th November 2018

This year’s winner of the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists’ Journalism Training Award sponsored by John Deere is Sarah Beard from Worcestershire, whose course work experience placement was with Farmers...

Dates unveiled for Guild’s 2018 John Deere Training Course

9th March 2018

Applications are now open for this year’s Guild training course for potential agricultural and horticultural journalists, sponsored by John Deere. The dates of the 2018 John Deere Training Award are...

Agri-hub’s Charlotte Cunningham wins 2017 Training Award

20th October 2017

This year’s winner of the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists’ Journalism Training Award sponsored by John Deere is Charlotte Cunningham (pictured centre, right) from Cullompton, Devon. Charlotte has been working since January...

Guild training courses open to Members during 2017

26th February 2017

Need to brush up on your writing skills? Keen to expand your freelance career? Or eager to make the most of social media? A one-day training Guild course could be...

Training options – members’ views sought

27th September 2013

Over the past three years, the Guild has offered a small number of well-received professional training courses – including photography, video production for the web and social media – and...

Video for the web – training opportunity this Friday

27th June 2011

A few places are available for the Guild’s second CPD event on the skills, techniques and equipment required for making, editing and posting videos to the web. It’s being held...