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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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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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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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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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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A dramatic aerial shot of cattle mustering in Queensland’s gulf country has been judged the world’s best rural photo for 2018. Scott Radford-Chisholm’s image of cattle moving through swirling dust on Abingdon Downs, north of Georgetown, was published in the Townsville Bulletin. His photo also…

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Australia has once again produced internationally-lauded agricultural journalism talent, with the ABC’s Northern Territory Country Hour’s Lydia Burton selected as one of just 10 young journalists globally to receive a leadership award. The Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists (ACAJ) selected Ms Burton from a strong…

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An ABC online feature on the $10 Billion Inland Railway Project has taken out Australia’s premier rural journalism prize – the Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists’ (ACAJ) Rabobank Star Prize for Excellence in Rural Broadcasting. Brisbane-based reporters Dominique Schwartz and Alexandra Blucher spent a fortnight travelling the…

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Entries close on 12 January for the 2018 IFAJ/Alltech Young Leader in Agricultural Journalism Award. Here, Australia’s 2017 winner, Tom Bicknell (pictured) provides an insight into his global professional development experience. On sponge cake and agriculture in South Africa As our bus wound its way…

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Entries close soon for the global awards which recognise young leaders in agricultural journalism, so please spread the word if you know a deserving person. The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) has opened the application process for the 2018 IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders Award, with…

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