IFAJ-Alltech Award: March 1 deadline for young leaders’ contest

IFAJ is teaming up with global animal health and nutrition company Alltech Biotechnology (www.alltech.com) to offer 10 travel scholarships to young journalists from around the world.

The IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism Awards recognize the leadership potential of young journalists in IFAJ member countries. The awards support their participation at IFAJ congresses by helping offset the young journalists’ travel and registration costs.

The deadline for applications for the 2009 awards is March 1, 2009. For details, rules and procedures, click here…  The recipients will participate in the IFAJ congress in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas USA [more…].

This is the third year Alltech has participated in the awards. It marks the first time the company has supported 10 young journalists.

“The IFAJ appreciates Alltech’s significant investment in the future of agricultural journalism,” says Owen Roberts (Canada), IFAJ general secretary in charge of professional development and education.”With Alltech’s support and guidance, our member countries are able to introduce young agricultural journalists to new international experiences and help them grow as leaders in the profession.”

Recipients of last year’s young journalist awards, sponsored jointly by IFAJ and Alltech, were Heike Engels (Germany), Carey Brown (USA), Sarah Sutton (Canada), Elizabeth Sviatkivska (Ukraine), Juan Manuel Repetto (Argentina), Katie Lomas (UK), Chris McCullough (Ireland), Bojan Kostandinovic (Serbia), Egbert Jonkheer (Netherlands) and Jan Van Bavel (Belgium).