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Obituary: Brian Lovelidge

Freelance journalist Brian Lovelidge, who died aged 85 in November, was a retired member of the Guild who specialised in horticulture. Working from his home in Kent, Brian won the Guild’s former Horticultural Writers award on more than occasion. He…

 

NFU Mutual campaign wins Guild's inaugural PR award

The Guild's inaugural public relations award has been won by NFU Mutual for a campaign highlighting the impact of rural crime – and how to combat it. The award – which recognises excellence in agricultural and supply chain PR and communications…

 

Winners announced for 2019 ABP Agricultural Journalism Awards

The Guild’s 2019 Agricultural Journalism Awards, sponsored by the APB Food Group, were presented by BGAJ President Baroness Rosie Boycott at our annual Harvest Lunch in October. They comprise three categories: Arable, Livestock and Environmental…

 

Edd Mowbray wins 2019 Omnia Precision Farming Award

Edd Mowbray of Farmers Weekly has won the 2019 Omnia Precision Agronomy Award 2019, sponsored by Hutchinsons. Edd won the award for an in-depth feature on Air Scout thermal imaging, which was published online and in Farmers Weekly magazine in…

 

Natalie Noble lands ‘dream job’ at Agri-hub

Agri-hub, the agricultural media service, is meeting growing demand with the appointment of editorial and PR assistant Natalie Noble. Born and raised in mid-Devon, Natalie joins the team with an enthusiasm for this new direction in her…

 

Tributes paid to former Guild chairman George Thomson

Former Guild chairman and senior George Thomson has died aged 88 after a long and illustrious career in agricultural journalism, notably on Farmers Guardian. George served on the Guild management council and was chairman in 1979, after which his…

 

New role for Martin at Agritechnica

Guild member and freelance journalist Martin Rickatson took on a new task during November’s Agritechnica event – chairing the discussion panel at the show's opening press conference. Reckoned to be the largest show of its type worldwide, …

 

Applications open for 2020 IFAJ-Caterpillar bursaries

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 investigate…

 

Dates announced for Guild’s 2020 journalism training award

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 July 2020, plus three days’ work…

 

More to US agriculture than tariffs and Trump

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 what he saw and learned – and how…

 

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