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Guild Members celebrate success at IFAJ awards

Guild Members enjoyed a hugely successful evening of wins at the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists awards on Wednesday (11 July). The IFAJ stages a number of writing and photography competitions for members of its affiliated…

 

AgriLand recruits journalists following UK website launch

Agricultural news publisher AgriLand is recruiting journalists following the launch of its UK website. AgriLand.ie is the largest digital news publisher in the agricultural sector in Ireland – publishing content across all digital platforms 365…

 

Tickets now on sale for 2018 Harvest Lunch

Tickets are now on sale on a first-come, first-served basis for this year's flagship Harvest Service and Lunch, to be held in London on Thursday, 11 October, 2018. 2018 Harvest Service & Lunch WHEN: Thursday, 11 October - 11am at church…

 

Who, or what, was “The Northumbrian Kiap”?

Retired Guild Member Robert Forster has written an illustrated 300-page paperback documenting a dramatic seven years working in pre-independence Papua New Guinea (PNG) during the 1960s and 1970s. Called The Northumbrian Kiap, the book is billed…

 

Places available on low budget press trip to Germany

Germany’s guild of agricultural journalists, VDAJ, is inviting British Guild Members with an interest in organic production to apply for a place on its second 2018 low-budget press trip. The trip is being organised in conjunction with the…

 

First Joe Watson Legacy Fund winners announced

The first grants from the Joe Watson Legacy Fund have been awarded to Farmers Guardian reporter Lauren Dean and freelance journalist Martin Rickatson. The charity – established in memory of former BGAJ chairman Joe Watson – the fund had welcomed…

 

Member profile: Ben Pike

Journalist and PR consultant Ben Pike of Eve Communications describes his unexpected career path – and the shame of having his weight discussed in print. Describe your job in a sentence If it’s got words in it, I’ll do it.   How did you get to…

 

Obituary: Meyrick Brown

Meyrick Brown, a former Guild Member who reported as a freelance journalist and photographer on farming issues and events in Wales, has died. The Western Telegraph reports that Meyrick, who lived in Pembrokeshire and was a prolific and well-known…

 

Croatia surprises with insight into agriculture

Five BGAJ members attended a recent trip to Croatia, organised by the European Network of Agricultural Journalists. Petra Jacob, Lauren Dean, Eilidh MacPherson and Chris McCullough from Northern Ireland were joined by Adrian Bell who was there to…

 

Winner announced for 2018 Stuart Seaton Award

The 2018 Stuart Seaton Regional Newspaper and Journalist Award has been won by the Cumberland News and farming editor Maureen Hodges. This award is made annually in memory of former Farmers Guardian editor Stuart Seaton, whose daughter is one of…

 

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