Posts by ACAJ

NSW reporter runner-up for world leadership award

New South Wales rural journalist Samantha Townsend (pictured) has been recognised for her outstanding commitment to the future of agricultural storytelling through a significant new award created by global agri-business Alltech and the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ). Sam, senior reporter with The Land…

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Young gun selected for global leadership program

The Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists congratulates ABC Wimmera Rural Reporter Angus Verley on representing our country in a unique program at the next annual Congress of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ). Angus has been selected as one of only ten young journalists…

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Drought tale wins top Rabobank/ACAJ award

Different perspectives on the prolonged drought have taken out some of the major gongs in this year’s prestigious Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists (ACAJ) Awards for Excellence in Rural Reporting. The Rabobank ACAJ Star Prize for Excellence in Rural Broadcasting went to Michael Brissenden’s ‘Proud…

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Pioneering spirit the star of top print award

The 2019 ACAJ Star Prize for Excellence in Rural Print Journalism has been won by a reporter on one of the smallest newspapers in the country. Peter De Kruijff got the gong for a front-page story in the Kimberley Echo on the passing of one…

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Snaps of SA people, places take out national awards

The ACAJ Star Prize for Excellence in Rural Photography was won by The Stock Journal’s Jacqui Bateman for her pic of Tom Ellis from ‘Coola Station’ at Tantanoola in SA’s South East (pictured). Judges said it was a classic Australian image of a man and…

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Leigh Radford honoured with OAM

The Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists’ international delegate, Leigh Radford (pictured), was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the 2019 Australia Day honours. “On behalf of the ACAJ and his many friends and colleagues can I take this opportunity to congratulate ‘Captain Rural’ on…

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Peter Lewis takes on ACAJ top job

Queensland journalist Pete Lewis is the incoming Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists president, following the ACAJ’s recent annual general meeting. He takes over the reins from Genevieve McAulay who stepped down from the role after a four-year term, part of her seven years on the…

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World Congress heads Down Under in 2021

Australia will host the annual World Congress of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) in 2021. An organising committee has been established by the Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists and early planning is underway to provide our colleagues from around the world with an…

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IFAJ shines global spotlight on shared challenges

The ABC’s Northern Territory Country Hour producer Lydia Burton was selected as one of just 10 young journalists globally to receive an International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ)/Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism Award. Lydia headed to The Netherlands to attend a Young Leaders Boot Camp…

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Cream of the crop embraces IFAJ experience

Victorian journalist Simone Smith won this year’s ACAJ Star Prize for Excellence in Print Reporting, and packed her bags for the 2018 IFAJ Congress in The Netherlands as part of her prize. Here, she shares some of her experiences:  There is nothing like travel to…

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