The results of the digital election produced two firsts for IFAJ: the election of the first woman president, and the election of the first Presidium member from South America.
The IFAJ Delegate Assembly welcomed two new members at the online meeting held on Thursday, 25 June 2020. Sierra Leone and Zambia now become the 54th and 55th member countries in IFAJ.
The Courier: By IFAJ President Owen Roberts
Alltech went online this year with their annual ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference and drew a staggering 23,000 participants from 118 countries. Alltech president Dr. Mark Lyons believes a transformation is underway in the way information is delivered and received.
Two agricultural journalists have been announced as Caterpillar Development Scholars in the second year of a joint programme between the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) and machinery manufacturer Caterpillar.
Due to the corona pandemic, the board of directors for the Danish association Danske Fødevare- og Landbrugsjournalister has unfortunately deemed it necessary to cancel the IFAJ 2020 Congress. The decision also applies to the pre-congress in Copenhagen/Zealand and the two post-congresses on Funen and the Faroe Islands.
Award recognizing leadership in agricultural journalism to be presented during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference in May 2020