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Heather Jones wins 2012 Stuart Seaton Award

The winners of the Guild's 2012 regional farming journalism award is The Farmer, a monthly published in the West Midlands by The Shropshire Star, and its editor, Guild member Heather Jones. Heather, who is editor of The Farmer, received the winning…

 

David Cousins and Andrew Arbuckle win 2012 Netherthorpe

The most prestigious award made by the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists was presented jointly to two stalwarts of the industry – Andrew Arbuckle, rural editor on The Scotsman; and David Cousins, machinery editor of Farmers Weekly. Andrew…

 

Digby Scott receives MBE in 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours

In recognition of an outstanding contribution to farming, Guild Member Digby Scott was been awarded Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s 2012 Birthday Honours. The National Pig Association, which describes Digby as ‘the voice of…

 

Members get together at 2012 Royal Welsh Show

There was an excellent turnout of members and fellow journalists at the Guild’s first reception at the Royal Welsh Show – so much so that there was very little elbow room in the venue set aside for the gathering on the ringside stand of event…

 

Press room all steamed up at 2012 Royal Highland Show

It wasn't controversy in the cattle judging that had the press room steamed up at the Royal Highland Show – but rather soggy wet clothing drying out after the downpours. Still, a great spread was enjoyed by Guild members and guests at the end of…

 

Recognition for Guild Members in 2011 IFAJ Awards

Freelance photographer Guild member John Eveson was awarded a Distinguished Recognition as runner-up in the People category of the IFAJ Star Prize Photography award. The award, which is sponsored by DeLaval, is organised by the International…

 

Winners unveiled for 2011 Perkins Power on the Farm Award

Perkins marketing personnel always make the presentation lunch for the Power on the Farm awards something special – and this year was no exception. Before revealing the results, Perkins marketing director Nigel Baseley invited authors of the top…

 

Howard Walsh wins 2011 Netherthorpe Award

Howard Walsh, Farmers Guardian business and former machinery editor, is this year’s recipient of the Guild’s most prestigious award, The Netherthorpe, which celebrates the achievements of members in making an outstanding and sustained contribution…

 

Winners announced for 2011 Agricultural Journalism Awards

An article exploring the controversial issue of badgers and their role in the spread of bovine tuberculosis among cattle was one of the winning entries in the Guild's 2011 Yara Journalism Awards, presented at the annual harvest lunch by Benoit…

 

Obituary: Alan Barker

Retired Guild member Alan Barker, former northern correspondent on Farmers Weekly, has died. Alan began his career working on the Goole Times before moving to the Northern Echo. He joined Farmers Weekly in 1956, and spent the rest of his career at…

 

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