Alltech Continues Support of IFAJ Young Leaders

Cindy Zimmerman

Alltech/IFAJ Young Leaders with sponsors at Alltech ONE Calgary

Once again this year, ten outstanding young agricultural journalists and communicators had the opportunity to attend the IFAJ Congress thanks to Alltech, which has sponsored the IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders program since 2006.

Patrick Charlton, Vice President of Europe for Alltech, says he really enjoys being part of the program, which includes for the participants a special Boot Camp prior to the congress for leadership and skills training and fellowship. “It’s an inspiring opportunity to see how many young, smart, up and coming journalists there are around the world,” said Charlton. “We always have a huge number who enter from Africa and it’s fantastic to see their involvement.”

This year the group also had the opportunity to attend the Alltech ONE Calgary event, which followed IFAJ. “When we were first talking about putting the ONE on the road, the dates were fixed for this one to tie into the IFAJ meeting so we could build the two in together,” Charlton said. “It was absolutely the right thing for us to do.”

Learn more about Alltech and the IFAJ Young Leaders program in this interview.
ONE Calgary interview with Patrick Charlton, Alltech (6:44)

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