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Obituary: Richard Saunders

Richard Saunders, the former news editor of Farming News and Farmers Weekly, and an enthusiastic Member of the Guild, has died. He passed away in the early hours of 25 February, following a valiant battle against cancer. Born and brought up in…

 

Farm journalism fellowships from UC Berkeley

Just two weeks remain until the application deadline for one of ten $10,000 food and farming journalism fellowships in the USA. Offered by the University of California, Berkeley, the Food and Farming Fellowships could provide one or more Guild…

 

Guild training courses open to Members during 2017

Need to brush up on your writing skills? Keen to expand your freelance career? Or eager to make the most of social media? A one-day training Guild course could be just what you're looking for. Four short training courses covering various aspects…

 

Obituary: Louis K Flood

Former Member of the Guild, freelance photographer Louis Flood senior, has died at the age of 84. Louis was well known in the Scottish agricultural community as a regular at major events, notably the world famous Perth Bull Sales, Perth Show, the…

 

CPM appoints machinery editor

Specialist arable title Crop Production Magazine (CPM) has appointed its first machinery editor and revealed plans to publish another two editions a year. Jane Brooks took on the machinery editor's role at the beginning of January, working…

 

Obituary: Neil Ryder

The Guild has received news from his daughters Helen and Kirsty that Neil Ryder, a freelance Member, died suddenly on February 8. Ben Briggs, editor of Farmers Guardian and BGAJ chairman, said: "Neil was a respected member of the FG team for many…

 

New Student Friend: Georgie Gater-Moore

Georgie Gater-Moore, studying agriculture at Harper Adams University College, has become the Guild's first Student Friend. This new membership category was included in the Articles of Association and Bylaws when the Guild became a Company limited…

 

New agricultural PR and marketing agency for Rebecca Dawson

A new full service marketing and communications agency has opened in Cambourne, Cambridgeshire, managed by Guild member Rebecca Dawson. The agency, Hornbeam, will provide specialist marketing services to businesses operating in the agriculture,…

 

Obituary: Paul King

Paul King, a Retired Member of the Guild and former Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, died on 1 October 2016. His daughter Trenica writes that it was due to his private education that Paul had his first taste of…

 

Brazilian tour for 2016 Perkins scholarship winner

Guild Member Olivia Midgley embarked on a two week trip to explore agricultural innovation in Brazil as the inaugural winner of the Perkins Global Innovation Scholarship in 2016. Olivia Midgley, head of News and Business Analysis at Farmers…

 

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