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The International Federation of Agricultural Journalism (IFAJ) and Alltech have opened nominations for the 2023 IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders program. The deadline to apply is January 30, 2023.

The young Leaders program recognizes young agricultural journalists (age 35 or younger as of December 31, 2023) who demonstrate excellence in our profession as well as outstanding leadership potential. This is more than a prestigious global award—it is also an invitation to participate in the upcoming IFAJ Congress as well as in a special Boot Camp, a program that combines leadership training, network development and story-gathering in the field in the days prior to Congress.

Applicants selected for the Young Leaders program will be registered free of charge (registration, hotel & meals) to attend the Young Leaders program in Calgary, Alberta, which will be held from 24-26 June 2023, as well as the IFAJ Congress in Olds, Aberta, that follows from 27 June to 3 July 2023. Participants are responsible for their own travel costs.

Each IFAJ member guild can nominate one candidate for consideration for the award/program. An international panel of judges will evaluate all the candidates and select the 2023 Young Leaders. Judges will be looking for evidence of professional skill, achievements, leadership potential, guild involvement and interest in the program’s goals. They will also look for evidence that applicants can fully participate in the program in English.

For more information on the IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders program, contact