IGW Berlin 2013

President Markus Rediger welcomes Executives and sets the goals of the 2013 meeting. Photo by Steve Werblow.

Past President Mike Wilson invests Markus Rediger with the silver symbol of the presidency. Photo by Steve Werblow.

Mike Wilson shares a laugh with Markus Rediger as the "IFAJ crown jewels" are passed. Photo by Steve Werblow.

Lena Johansson of Sweden leads her committee in discussion. Photo by Steve Werblow.

Committee work is the highest priority of the January Executive meeting. Photo by Steve Werblow

Tamas Kolcsei of Hungary and the Membership Committee, chaired by Australia's Leigh Radford. Photo by Steve Werblow

Per Henrik Hansen of Denmark makes a point in the Membership Committee meeting. Photo by Steve Werblow.

Canada's Allison Finnamore leads the Professional Development Committee in planning. Photo by Steve Werblow.

Marianne Mork of Norway discusses Communications with her team. Photo by Steve Werblow.

Martin May of the German Crop Protection, Pest Control and Fertilizer Association hosts the Executive Committee for lunch in the pre-show construction zone of Green Week. Photo by Steve Werblow.

Martin May describes the German Crop Protection, Pest Control and Fertilizer Association's consumer outreach campaign. Photo by Steve Werblow.

IFAJ Executive Iurii Mykhailov of Ukraine, Oliver Vujovic of SEEMO and IFAJ Vice President Owen Roberts discuss freedom of press. Photo by Steve Werblow.

Oliver Vujovic, secretary general of SEEMO (South and East Europe Media Organization) points out that agricultural journalists are targets for threats and violence in many nations. Photo by Steve Werblow.

Iurii Mykhailov, president of the Ukrainian guild, says the internet provides an outlet for perspectives that might otherwise be subdued by media owners. Photo by Steve Werblow.

Hans Siemes of the Netherlands poses a question to the freedom of press panelists. Photo by Steve Werblow.

Hans Siemes organized the freedom of press panel to explore an issue of great importance to IFAJ. Photo by Steve Werblow.

Executive Iurii Mykhailov of Ukraine, Oliver Vujovic of SEEMO and IFAJ Vice President Owen Roberts respond to a question in the freedom of press session. Photo by Steve Werblow.

Lunch hosted by the VDAJ (Verband Deutscher Agrarjournalisten). Photo by Steve Werblow.

Eric Massin of France addresses the IFAJ Executive. Photo by Steve Werblow.

President Markus Rediger leads the Executive Meeting while Secretary General Riitta Mustonen looks on. Photo by Steve Werblow.

Maria Mosquera describes the program of the 2103 World Congress, which will be held in Argentina, September 1-5. Photo by Steve Werblow.

Maria Mosquera and Adalberto Rossi of Argentina outline the 2013 IFAJ World Congress agenda. Photo by Steve Werblow.

IFAJ Executive Adalberto Rossi of Argentina builds up the excitement for the upcoming World Congress, which will include contacts with many farmers and ranchers. Photo by Steve Werblow.

President Markus Rediger leads a discussion about the 2013 World Congress in Argentina. Photo by Steve Werblow.

Iurii Mykhailov poses a question during the Executive meeting. Photo by Steve Werblow.

Wolfgang Rogall and Ilka Dreimann of Messe Berlin - the organizer of International Green Week - have long hosted IFAJ's winter Executive meeting, providing outstanding support to the Federation. Photo by Steve Werblow.

Adrian Bell, President of the UK guild, provides a peek at the progress towards an exciting 2014 World Congress in Scotland. Photo by Steve Werblow.

Fun at the Swiss stand. Allison Finnamore (Left)-Canada and Marianne Mork - Norway. Photo by Joe Watson.

Good friends. Katharina Seuser (left)-Germany and Damien O'Reilly- Ireland. Photo by Joe Watson.

Ilse Aigner(middle), Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, at her last performance for the VDAJ at the Green Week. Photo by Attila Szalay.

Tour of journalists at the Green Week. Photo by Attila Szalay.

IFAJ President Markus Rediger (standing) gave all executives a hat of Luzern at the Swiss lunch. Photo by Attila Szalay.

A group photo of all executives with their hats on.