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10 IFAJ/ALLTECH Young Leaders Award Winners Announced for 2019

KJ Staff
KJ Staff

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) has declared the recipients of the 2019 IFAJ / Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism Award. This year’s program, which is sponsored by Alltech, is honoring 10 young agricultural journalists & communicators who have shown outstanding achievement in reporting and excellent potential as leaders of the industry in the years to come. The honorees were selected by an international jury among contenders from many of IFAJ’s 50 member nations.

This year’s IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders are:

Prince Appiah, Multimedia Group, Ltd., Ghana

Moses Bailey, Radio Gbarnga/The Bush Chicken, Liberia

Kasey Brown, Angus Media, United States of America

Marzell Buffler, Landmedien Deutschland, Germany

Melissa Dahlqvist, Swedish Agro Machinery, Sweden

Seedy Darboe, Network of Ag Communicators, The Gambia

Louise Denvir, RTÉ, Ireland

Abi Kay, Farmers Guardian, United Kingdom

Samantha Tennent, Dairy NZ, New Zealand

Angus Verley, Australian Broadcasting Company, Australia

Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech said, “The importance of strong journalism in communicating agriculture’s truth in today’s world cannot be overstated. We are proud to support the next generation of journalists who are passionate about sharing the real stories of farm & field, and the men & women who work tirelessly to feed the planet.”

The 10 honorees will attend the 2019 IFAJ Congress scheduled to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US, in July. The Young Leaders will also take part in a Boot Camp in the days prior to Congress that includes professional development, networking workshops & farm visits in southern Minnesota.

Steve Werblow, IFAJ secretary general said, “The IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders program has helped in strengthening so many individual careers, so many associations around the world, and IFAJ as a whole.” He said, “Bringing together these motivated, talented and energetic young professionals is always a highlight of the year, and watching them go back home with new contacts and perspective is very exciting”.

The IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders Award was established in the year 2006 by the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists & Alltech to identify emerging leaders in agricultural journalism & communications from all over the world. In addition to global recognition, Young Leaders take part in professional development & networking programs held in conjunction with IFAJ’s annual Congress.

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