2018 IFAJ Congress is off to Netherlands

Chuck Zimmerman

In the traditional flag ceremony, the country hosting the next International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress now has the flag. Thanks to Facebook for the information. Notice the hashtags #IFAJ flag has been handed over from 2017ifajsa to #DutchRoots. Countdown and preregistration have begun on our website: dutchroots.info. Looking forward to presenting you #bucketsfullofstories #ifaj2018. Dutch Roots focuses on future …

IFAJ, Media

IFAJ Honors 2017 Contest Winners

Chuck Zimmerman

I absolutely love this photo. So did the judges of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Star Prize for photography contest. Here’s what it’s all about: Australian photographer Jacqui Bateman has won the 2017 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Star Prize for Photography for her “Naked Truth” photo, which ran in Stock Journal magazine. She was honored at IFAJ’s …

IFAJ, International, Photography

It’s Time for IFAJ in Africa

Chuck Zimmerman

It looks like the Two Gregs Guide Team is ready for action in Africa as the 2017 IFAJ Congress gets underway this week (Greg Lamp & Greg Hillyer). The AgriBlogger and FarmPodcaster could not make things work to be there for this year’s event but we are able to attend virtually. BTW. The IFAJ email software got hacked and sent …

IFAJ, International

IFAJ Debuts New Logo and Website

Cindy Zimmerman

The International Federation of Agriculture Journalists (IFAJ) has officially launched a new logo and updated website at ifaj.org. The new logo has a sleeker, single color look while the new website has enhanced navigation and can be used on any mobile device. The structure of the content on the website has also been improved and the site now contains integrated …

IFAJ

#IFAJ17 Heading to South Africa

Cindy Zimmerman

“Africa – it’s time” is the theme for the 2017 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) World Congress April 2-8 in Gauteng- and the Western Cape of South Africa. Why South Africa? For the world to feed the estimated population of 9 billion people by 2050, an increase of at least 70% in production will be required. At present the …

Events, IFAJ

Roberts Honored as First Canadian IFAJ President

Kelly Marshall

Members of the Canadian Farm Writers Federation (CFWF) had cause to celebrate as they honored Owen Roberts at their recent annual conference. Special recognition was given to Roberts as the first Canadian president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ). His award was presented by Allison Finnimore and Trevor Bacque, who outlined his many career accomplishment. Owen Roberts first …

Audio, CFWF, IFAJ, Journalism

#IFAJTour16 – Part 12 – Bayer Phytobac

Chuck Zimmerman

Here is my final episode in a series from tour stops during the 2016 IFAJ Congress in Germany. In this program David Lembrich, Product Stewardship Manager at Bayer gives us an overview of the Bayer Phytobac system. This is a system Bayer has created to prevent contamination of surface waters. An example would be a crop protection products. Any pesticides …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection, IFAJ, Sustainability, Video

#IFAJ2016 Tour – Part 11 – Bayer Wheat

Chuck Zimmerman

In this next episode of my stories from the 2016 IFAJ Congress Bayer Tours we’re going to learn about wheat production. In this ForwardFarm tour stop Cristiane Henk talks about Bayer crop protection products for wheat on the Damianshof Farm. Wheat is the biggest crop in the world in case you didn’t know that. Wheat can be affected by many …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, IFAJ, Video, Wheat

#IFAJ2016 Tour – Part 10 – Bayer Bee Habitat

Chuck Zimmerman

You might think bees just live in hives. You would be wrong. They live all over the place. I got some up close and personal looks at this during the IFAJ Bayer Tour that included having Dr. Patrick Lind, employed at FlächenAgentur Rheinland GmbH, show us different places and reasons for bee habitat on the Damianshof Farm. There are a …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Bees, IFAJ, International, Video

#IFAJ2016 Tour – Part 9 – Bayer ForwardFarming

Chuck Zimmerman

With only a few episodes left in my series from the 2016 IFAJ Congress Bayer Tours we’ll continue the focus on the Bayer ForwardFarming Initiative. In this episode we got a look at the the bigger picture in Germany which includes Damianshof Farm near Neuss. Walking us through the overview was Belinda Geisen-Druse. In Germany there are 22 farms that …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Environment, Farming, IFAJ, Sustainability, Video