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What is the Guild of Agricultural Journalists

The Guild of Agricultural Journalists is a prestigious organisation that brings together the most talented and respected writers, editors, and communicators working in the field of agriculture and food production. As the leading professional body for those who report on and share information about the vital agricultural industry, the Guild plays a crucial role in elevating the profile and importance of this sector.

Members of the Guild come from diverse backgrounds, with expertise spanning topics like crop science, livestock management, sustainability practices, agricultural policy, and the business side of farming. Through their collective work, they shine a spotlight on the innovations, challenges, and vital contributions of the agricultural community, informing the public and policymakers alike.

The Guild also provides invaluable networking, training, and career development opportunities for its members, helping them hone their craft and expand their influence. With a commitment to balanced, well-researched reporting, the Guild of Agricultural Journalists is a trusted voice that bridges the divide between rural producers and urban consumers, fostering greater understanding of where our food comes from and the individuals who work tirelessly to grow and raise it. As the global population continues to grow and the need for sustainable food systems becomes ever more pressing, the role of this esteemed organisation will only become more critical in the years to come.

The Guild of Agricultural Journalists in Ireland celebrated its milestone 60th anniversary in 2022 and commissioned a special video (below), to look back on six decades of the Guild and what is has contributed to the sector and its members.

Become a member
Working in agricultural media? Sign up to become a member of the AgriGuild today where you will have access to a network of peers and opportunities for recruitment, education and awards.