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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…

 

Top accolade for John Eveson in 2010 IFAJ Awards

Another win for freelance photographer John Eveson. This time, he carried off the top award again, his all-action image of a young sheepdog trying to impose its will against a flighty ewe having been judged top of the Production category. John…

 

Winners unveiled for 2010 Perkins Power on the Farm Award

The opulent surroundings of The Ritz hotel in London was the magnificent venue for the presentation of the Guild’s Perkins Engines sponsored Power on the Farm award. In his introduction, Nigel Baseley, marketing director, reiterated Perkins support…

 

Winners announced for 2010 Guild Photography Awards

Five entries each were short-listed in the People and Landscape categories, six in the Livestock category and three in the Crops category of the 2010 photography contest. Judges were Stephen Howe, chairman of the Guild’s Charitable Trust and former…

 

Winners announced for 2010 Agricultural Journalism Awards

Out of a highly competitive field of entries, articles by Guild members Nancy Nicolson, Robert Harris and Philip Clarke were selected by the judging panels as winners of the Guild’s Yara-sponsored Agricultural Journalism awards for 2010. In each…

 

Peter Hall wins 2010 Stuart Seaton Award

Guild member Peter Hall was the delighted recipient of a certificate naming him regional farming/rural affairs correspondent of 2010. Peter (above right), who received his award from Guild president Lord Cameron of Dillington at the annual…

 

Ross Muir wins 2010 Netherthorpe Award

The Guild’s Netherthorpe Communicator of the Year award for 2010 was presented press and PR consultant Ross Muir, who said: “I am honoured and privileged to receive this award after more than forty years in the agri-communications business.”…

 

Scottish Guild Members visit Bartlett's potato operation

The Guild's Scottish group had a magnificent visit to Airdrie-based Albert Bartlett and Sons. The potato packer processes one in five of the spuds sold in the UK and is behind various brands, notably Rooster, for which it has the exclusive…

 

Obituary: Don Gomery

It is with great sadness that we record the death of journalist Don Gomery, the Guild’s honorary general secretary for the past 25 years. Don was taken ill towards the end of March and spent his last days in the care of medical staff at the Kent…

 

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