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2018 Stuart Seaton Award opens for entries

Entries have opened for the Guild’s 2018 Stuart Seaton Award – which celebrates high quality coverage of farming and rural affairs by regional newspapers. The award – which is made jointly to a journalist and their publication – recognises the…

 

New Guild chairman pledges to work for all Members

Catherine Linch has pledged to work in the interests of all Guild Members following her election as chairman of the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists. Catherine was elected chairman at the 75th Annual General Meeting of the Guild, held at…

 

GAFT bike relay raises funds for charity

A 3700-mile cycle relay involving 80 companies from the grain and feed trade aims to raise £100,000 for the Farming Community Network. Starting outside the Houses of Parliament on 20 June, the relay will visit 171 feed and grain sites and port…

 

Enjoyable reception at 2018 Grassland UK event

Guild Members, friends and guests enjoyed a cheese and wine reception at the 2018 Grassland UK event, kindly sponsored by NFU Mutual. On-site transport issues restricted numbers but those who did manage to make it were treated to all English…

 

Join future of farming seminar in Brussels

Guild Members have the opportunity to participate in a European Commission seminar focusing on its proposals for a new Common Agricultural Policy. The seminar will take place in Brussels on 6-7 June. The European Commission has proposed a new…

 

Entries open for 2018 Perkins Power on the Farm Award

Entries are open for the Guild's 2018 Perkins Power on the Farm Award – with a total prize fund of £3750 shared between the winner and runners up. The award, which recognises power on the farm in all its forms, has a first prize of £2000, with…

 

Farm Smart Events takes over machinery websites

Farm Smart Events – run by Guild Member Andy Newbold – has taken over the farm machinery website portals www.agrimachinerynews.com and www.agrimachinery.trade. The portals are being taken over from Paul Caunce, the original publisher and owner…

 

Chance to interview EU farm ministers in Bulgaria

Guild Members are invited to apply to attend a low-budget media trip to Bulgaria – on a visit organised by the European Network of Agricultural Journalists. Held from 2-5 June, the visit to Bulgaria has the added attraction of meeting EU farm…

 

Cheese & wine reception at Grassland UK

Guild members are invited to a cheese and wine reception at this month's Grassland UK event on Thursday, 10 May. Kindly sponsored by NFU Mutual, the reception will be held at 12.30pm in the permanent press office in the Showering Pavilion. This…

 

Joe Watson Legacy Fund open for applications

Applications are invited to the Joe Watson Legacy Fund to improve the understanding of agriculture and provide better education for journalism and communication. Submissions must be from Guild Members to the fund which was set up in memory of the…

 

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