By Jana Janků, Club of Agricultural Journalists, Slovakia
Slovakian journalist Jozef Sedlák was recently named the winner of the coveted IFAJ Star Prize in Agricultural Journalism.
The Star Prize was presented to Sedlák by IFAJ Executive Committee member Dana Večeřová, and Arpád Szabo of John Deere, the company that sponsors the worldwide competition.
Sedlák, through the course of his professional journalistic career has “never changed his jersey“ and has remained loyal to the prestigious Slovak daily Pravda, where he is one of the last Slovak agriculture-minded journalists dedicated to agriculture, nutrition, wine and gardening. He recently celebrated his 60 birthday, so the Star Prize is a nice present to his personal jubilee.
John Deere has committed to again support the IFAJ Star Prize in Agricultural Journalism in 2015.