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Obituary: 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…

 

Member profile: Caz Graham

Broadcaster Caz Graham, who has joined the Guild, grew up on a mixed farm in north Cumbria. Her first foray into agricultural journalism was reading out the fatstock prices on BBC Radio Cumbria back in the day when it was still considered public…

 

Red Tractor awards presented for telling British farming’s story

An episode of Farming Today on BBC Radio 4 has won the Guild's 2019 Red Tractor Public Engagement award. Heather Simons, a producer on the show, was commended by the judges for being the piece that would be likely to inspire farmers to tell the…

 

Job vacancy: Media Manager

Job vacancy: Media Manager Closing date for applications: 10am on Monday 6 January 2020. The Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association has a vacancy for a media manager. Job Description: The role of Media Manager requires proven experience in…

 

Guild consumer survey wins national coverage

National food and farming media have been quick to report the results of the Guild’s first ever survey of public opinion, which was published this week.  As part of an outreach project designed to raise the profile of the Guild beyond its…

 

Applications open for the IFAJ-Alltech Leadership Award

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) has announced the call for nominations for the IFAJ-Alltech International Award for Leadership in Agricultural Journalism. The award will be presented during ONE: The Alltech Ideas…

 

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