Newsletter – December 2018

IFAJ Executive takes aim at 2025

The semi-annual meeting of the IFAJ Executive Committee was hosted by the Irish Guild of Agricultural Journalists from 31 October to 3 November in Dublin, Ireland.

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Applications Open For 2019 IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders Award

The IFAJ/Alltech Young Leader Award recognizes rising stars in member guilds, and provides outstanding career-building opportunities.

Application Process Opens for 2019 IFAJ/Corteva Agriscience Master Class

The IFAJ/Corteva Agriscience Master Class connects ag journalists from developing countries with outstanding training and networking at Congress.

Olivia wants to close the gap

Recently the first three IFAJ-Caterpillar Development Bursary Awards were announced. One of the lucky winners is Olivia Cooper from Great Britain, who will use her bursary to attend a Journalism Festival in Italy this spring.

Next steps for the IFAJ Foundation

The IFAJ Foundation took another step towards realisation at the recent Executive meeting in Dublin, Ireland, when further details of its proposed structure emerged.

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Tips for Success from IFAJ Member Guilds (Canada)

Welcome to the Tips for Success section of the IFAJ Newsletter where we will regularly feature tips and advice to encourage success for your member guild. Tips for running successful meetings, encouraging participation or running events. Check back regularly to learn how other IFAJ members are encouraging success within their guilds and share your tips with us as well!

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IFAJ Contests Are Open for Entries!

It’s that magical time of year…IFAJ contest time! Click below to learn more about the IFAJ Star Prize program—sponsored by John Deere and Rabobank—and the IFAJ/Caterpillar Ag Tech Reporting Award.

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Ag journo with a touch of luxury

Ag journalists in Sweden are few in numbers, but highly dedicated to their work. To boost their members the Swedish guild in November arranged a conference on professional development – with a touch of luxury.

Profiles on new IFAJ members

At IFAJ’s 2018 Delegate Assembly, held in conjunction with the annual congress in the Netherlands, eight new member countries were accepted as part of the organization’s continuing efforts to support agricultural journalism and communications around the world. The following is an introduction to the Nigerian guild.

Changes at the Global Office

2019 will bring some changes to the Global office as we say farewell to Johnnie and welcome Norma.