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ACAJ opts out of hosting IFAJ 2021

By ACAJ | Apr 7, 2020

The Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists’ executive committee has reluctantly decided to withdraw our plans to stage the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ global Congress in September 2021. We believe that it would have extraordinarily difficult to achieve the necessary financial support from both the…

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2020 ACAJ Star Prizes for Excellence in Rural Photography

By ACAJ | Mar 11, 2020

The Adelaide Advertiser’s Matt Turner has taken out the top gong in the 2020 Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists Star Prize for Excellence in Rural Photography. Matt’s shot of a group of young SA winemakers also took out the People Category in the ACAJ’s annual…

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2020 ACAJ-Quadrant Ag Tours Star Prize for Excellence in Print Rural Journalism

By ACAJ | Mar 10, 2020

One of Australia’s premier awards for rural journalism has been won by Sally Cripps from the Queensland Country Life newspaper for her coverage of the catastrophic weather event that hit grazing communities in the state’s north-west early last year. Judges from the Australian Council of…

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Aussies star in US

By ACAJ | Aug 2, 2019

ABC journalists Mel Groves and Cassandra Hough have taken out two prestigious awards for excellence in rural reporting at the International Federation Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) annual congress in Minneapolis, USA. Mel, a Mackay-based ABC Rural Reporter, won the IFAJ Rabobank Star Prize for Broadcast Digital…

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NSW reporter runner-up for world leadership award

By ACAJ | May 24, 2019

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

By ACAJ | May 1, 2019

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

By ACAJ | Mar 28, 2019

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

By ACAJ | Mar 28, 2019

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

By ACAJ | Mar 28, 2019

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

By ACAJ | Feb 1, 2019

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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