The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) has announced the recipients of the 2022 IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism Award. The program, sponsored by Alltech, honors 10 young agricultural journalists and communicators who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in reporting as well as excellent potential as leaders of the industry in the years to come. The honorees were chosen by an international jury among applicants from many of IFAJ’s 56 member countries.
This year’s IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders are:
Megan Hughes, Australia, ABC
Becky Zimmer, Canada, Pattison Media
Maria Wehrle, Germany, Badischer Landwirtschafts-Verlag
Hannah Binns, Great Britain, Farmers Guardian
Tracey Donaghey, Ireland, Ulster Farmers’ Union
Tamba Tengbeh, Sierra Leone, Regional Rice Value Chain Project
Daud Abdi Daud Dimbil, Somalia, Freelancer
Cecilia Persson, Sweden, Lantbrukets Affärstidning
Yero S Bah, The Gambia, Mansa Banko Online Newspaper
Megan Schilling, USA, Successful Farming
The 10 honorees will attend the 2022 IFAJ Congress in Vingsted, Denmark, in June. The Young Leaders will also participate in a Boot Camp in the days prior to Congress which includes professional development and networking workshops and farm visits in the region.