2022 IFAJ – Corteva Agriscience Master Class

This is IFAJ’s 13th annual Master Class. Each year, participants are selected on the basis of their agricultural journalism background, their interest in learning about agriculture, their potential as leaders in the industry, and geographic diversity. Sponsorship from Corteva covers the costs of each member’s participation.

“Corteva Agriscience is thrilled to continue our sponsorship of the IFAJ’s Master Class Program,” said Gregg Schmidt, Head of External Communications at Corteva Agriscience. “The program offers outstanding agricultural journalists from around the world an incredible professional development experience. We look forward to seeing them in Denmark this summer.”

Subjects covered during the two-day program include journalism best practices, press freedom issues, interviewing skills, leadership development and networking, taught by working journalists. The Master Class will include farm visits and reporting workshops as well as round-table discussions of pressing issues facing agricultural journalists in the field.

“The alumni of the Master Class program have helped build IFAJ into a more global organization and the new members that flow through the program bring skills and contacts to the world-wide pool of agricultural journalists and communicators that IFAJ represents,” says Adalberto Rossi, IFAJ secretary general. “We are excited that Corteva continues to support the Master Class program and create opportunities for participants to bring home a great network, ideas and inspiration to their countries.”

Members of the 2019 Master Class joined with colleagues in the 2019 Young Leaders program in a Boot Camp that combined fieldwork and workshops. Here, the journalists interview Minnesota dairy producer Kevin Keiffer.

Priority is given to agricultural journalists from developing countries that are not members of IFAJ in the applications for a place in the 2022 Master Class. Participants are selected by an IFAJ panel so please share this opportunity with colleagues from developing countries!

For questions contact Hugh Maynard, IFAJ Global Manager at globalmanager@ifaj.org

Application deadline is 14 April 2022.