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 Vingsted, Denmark from 21 to 23 June, 2020, immediately prior to the 2019 IFAJ World Congress, which will draw participants from around the world to Denmark from 24 to 29 June.

“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 Denmark later this year.”

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.

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 2020 Master Class. Applications must be filed by 7 February, 2020.