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LAMMA 2020: Guild reception

Guild members enjoyed well-deserved rest and rehydration at the networking reception held at the end of the first day of the LAMMA event on 7 January. Kindly sponsored by FarmSmart Publishing and Perkins Engines, members were treated to a…

 

Andy Newbold takes on editorship of Landwards

Guild Member Andy Newbold has taken on the editorship of Landwards, the professional journal of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, following the retirement of Chris Biddle after 12 years. Andy is director of FarmSmart Events and FarmSmart…

 

Obituary: Judie Allen

Livestock journalist, farmer and freelance Guild member Judie Allen succumbed peacefully to cancer in mid-December with immediate members of her family by her side. After freelancing for a time from the family farm near Towcester, Northamptonshire…

 

Chris Biddle completes agri-tech brochure

Guild member Chris Biddle has completed the production of a new agri-tech brochure for the Department for International Trade. Called UK Capability in Agri-Tech Engineering, the publication was produced on behalf of the Peterborough-based…

 

Discounted tickets available for Cultivate Conference

Guild members can benefit from a discounted ticket price to attend the inaugural Cultivate Conference which takes place this month. The full-day business conference and rural growth summit takes place on Wednesday, 29 January, at Heaton House…

 

Applications open for 2020 IFAJ-Alltech young leaders award

Applications are open for the 2020 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism Award, sponsored by Alltech. Each of the IFAJ’s 53-member guilds – which include the British Guild of…

 

AgriBex Show proves good venue for ENAJ AGM

The AgriBex Show in Belgium was a great venue for the European Network of Agricultural Journalists (ENAJ) AGM, writes Chris McCullough, who attended as UK delegate. AgriBex is Belgium’s largest indoor agricultural fair and attracted around 100,…

 

Website and programme launched for Danish IFAJ Congress

The host nation of the 2020 IFAJ Congress, Denmark, has launched the event’s website and programme. The event attracts agricultural journalists and communicators from all over the world for five days with the option of adding pre and post-…

 

Mark Allen Group to acquire Farmers Weekly brand

London-based publisher Mark Allen Group (MAG) has announced its intention to acquire 85-year-old Farmers Weekly magazine and its associated brands. Reed Business Information Ltd (RBI) – part of RELX – has agreed to sell the brand to MA…

 

Obituary: Brian Lovelidge

Freelance journalist Brian Lovelidge, who died aged 85 in November, was a retired member of the Guild who specialised in horticulture. Working from his home in Kent, Brian won the Guild’s former Horticultural Writers award on more than occasion.…

 

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