Master Class

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) and Corteva Agriscience, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont are collaborating on a program to provide professional development, leadership training and networking opportunities to agricultural journalists from developing countries.

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) and Corteva Agriscience, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, are seeking applications for a program to provide professional development, leadership training and networking opportunities to agricultural journalists from developing countries.

The program, the IFAJ/Corteva Master Class, will meet near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, from 23 to 25 July, 2019, immediately prior to the 2019 IFAJ World Congress, which will draw participants from around the world to the U.S. from 26 to 31 July.

“Corteva Agriscience is thrilled to continue our sponsorship of the IFAJ’s Master Class Program, which offers outstanding agricultural journalists from around the world an incredible professional development experience,” said Gregg Schmidt, Head of External Communications at Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. “These journalists have a critical role in communicating about the importance and need for agriculture in society.  We look forward to seeing them in Minnesota later this year.”

Eunice Ndhlovu of Malawi (left), Koleta Makulwa of Tanzania (in hat) and Jefferson Massah of Liberia (far right) of the 2018 IFAJ/Corteva Agriscience Master Class and Joseph Gakpo of the IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders program (second from left) interview a Dutch farmer during last year's Boot Camp program.

Participants are agricultural journalists and communicators from developing countries that are not members of IFAJ (click here for a list of member guilds). They will be selected by an IFAJ panel on the basis of their agricultural journalism background, their interest in learning about agriculture, their potential as leaders in the industry, and geographic diversity.

Click here to apply for the 2019 Master Class. Applications must be filed by 8 February, 2019.