Newsletter – March 2019

Communicating the Benefits of being an IFAJ Member

The Communications Committee has made a plan to improve the communication and marketing of all the benefits of IFAJ. The plan was approved by the Executive committee recently and identifies activities and different communication channels at our disposal.

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Photo Webinar now Available Online

Journalists from around the world tuned in via GoToMeeting to hear Thoroughgood’s tips on lighting, composition, cropping and other elements that differentiate great photos from good ones.

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New Award Recognizes how Potential Becomes Leadership

A new award, the IFAJ-Alltech International Award for Leadership in Agricultural Journalism, takes young-leader recognition to the next level.

Exposure-4-Development Group Heads to Brazil

A team of 12 agricultural journalists is heading to Brazil later this month on the latest IFAJ Exposure-4-Development (E4D) tour. The program was developed to provide journalists with a detailed look at agricultural production, processing, marketing and policy in developing countries. Previous E4D groups have traveled to Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and China.

Ten Agricultural Journalists Named to 2019 IFAJ/Corteva Agriscience Master Class

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) has named 10 outstanding agricultural journalists to participate in the 2019 IFAJ/Corteva AgriscienceTM Master Class. The 10th annual Master Class will be held in conjunction with IFAJ’s World Congress in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, in early July.

Greetings from USA to IFAJ Members

It’s been a decade since the IFAJ Global Congress coincided with Ag Media Summit (AMS), the premier event for U.S. agricultural journalists and communicators. Not only will IFAJ attendees experience an extraordinary Congress among IFAJ member friends and colleagues, they gain free access to AMS events — from our Famous Welcome Party and InfoExpo trade show to expanded tours and 25 amazing professional development sessions.

Journalists say More Capacity Building Needed to Improve Agriculture Reporting

Agricultural journalists who were trained under The Network of Agricultural Communicators (NAC) The Gambia and Danish Food and Agricultural Journalists (DFAJ) in an 18 months agricultural training project, have said there is a need for more such capacity building for them to help improve agriculture reporting in the country.