Beef crisis comes to Brisbane- Rural Press Club Lunch, United Services Club - Networking from Noon, Thursday 6 June, 2013.
Queensland’s beef producers reeling from the combined effects of drought, debt, a reduced live cattle trade and strong Australian dollar have called on State and Federal Governments for a range of emergency support. Cloncurry Mayor, Councillor Andrew Daniels will bring the beef crisis to Brisbane when he addresses the Rural Press Club’s luncheon. More information and to book
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ACAJ-Crawford Award closes May 31.
Entries must be in by Friday, May 31st for a great new overseas travel award offered through the Queensland Rural Press Club.
The Club is a member of the Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists which has teamed with the Crawford Fund to recognise an outstanding example of journalism focused on an aspect of global food security.
The Award was launched by Crawford Fund Chairman John Kerin and ACAJ President Tim Powell in February.
It aims to encourage journalists to investigate the important roles that agricultural research, training and rural development play in food security.
“The Crawford Fund has worked for over two decades to raise awareness of issues related to food security, and in particular the role that international agricultural research has to play in responding to poverty and hunger,” Mr Kerin said.
Entries are open for print, broadcast and internet-based reports published in the 12 months prior to the closing date, May 31st.
Tim Powell urged members of rural press clubs around Australia to considering entering the award.
“It offers the winner a terrific learning experience through a developing country visit with the Crawford Fund,” he said.
The inaugural winner will be announced by the end of July.
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Rural media awards announced
The Rural Press Club of Queensland has today announced the Winners of
the 2013 Rural Media Awards for Excellence in Rural Journalism and
Excellence in Rural Photography.
At the first Rural Press Club Luncheon of the year, Matt Cranston, reporter for the Australian Financial Review, was named the overall Journalism winner for his article “Chinese want slice of rural Australia”.
View winning article
Paula Heelan, photographer for the Queensland Country Life, was awarded the overall Photography prize for her photograph of Queensland drovers (pictured above). Read full story
Rural broadcast award opportunity open
Australian broadcast journalists have the opportunity to win a trip to South America this year as part of the Rabobank Australian Star Prize for Rural Broadcasting.
2013 award was launched today in Sydney at a Farm Writers Association of NSW
award is run annually by the Australian Council for Agricultural Journalists
(ACAJ), in association with Australia’s five dedicated rural media
club will select finalists to represent them in the competition, with the
overall national winner receiving airfares and registration costs to attend the
2013 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) congress in
Buenos Aires, in September. More information
Kubota launches national rural media award
Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists (ACAJ) together with
national sponsor Kubota, the world’s largest manufacturers of farm and
industrial machinery, launched the 2013 Kubota Australian Star Prize
for Rural Writing at a breakfast hosted by the Victorian Rural Press
club today in Melbourne.
The Kubota Australian Star Prize for Rural Writing
recognises and rewards excellence in print or on-line journalism in
the rural sector with an international professional opportunity valued
at $5000. Read more...
ACAJ teams with Crawford Fund for new award
The Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists is pleased to join forces with the Crawford Fund to offer a great new travel award for journalism with a focus on global food security.
The ACAJ and the Queensland
Rural Press Club are encouraging entries for the award which was launched by
Crawford Fund Chairman John Kerin in Sydney on February 6.
Find out more here
2013 Rural Media Awards Now Open (UPDATE: deadline extended)
The Rural Press Club of Queensland will once again reward the State’s most outstanding journalists and photographers for excellence in capturing the stories and images of rural Queensland Find out more here
Rodney Green Inducted to Rural Press Club Hall of Fame
TO celebrate a jam-packed year within the agricultural industry, members and friends of the Rural Press Club gathered in Brisbane for their annual Christmas drinks.
The new ABC studios at South Bank were the venue for the group’s festivities, along with announcing the 2013 Rural Press Club Hall of Fame inductee for 2013.
Queensland Country Life’s photographer of 34 years, Rodney Green was awarded the honour and recognised for his contribution as one of Australia’s foremost agricultural photographers within the rural sector. Read More....
(photo courtesy of Queensland Country Life)
Queensland photographers world award winners
Two Rural Press Club winning photographs have taken out major awards at the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists conference in Sweden.
The top Queensland photo by Evan Morgan from Townsville went on to be selected as national winner by the Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists.
It was then judged the world best in the Nature/Landscape category.
Evan’s evocative aerial image of cattle mustering through a swirling dust cloud was titled The Ghost Muster. Read more
Cairns ABC journalist selected for international award program
ABC rural reporter in Cairns Nikolai Beilharz was chosen for the 2012 IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism award, organised by the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ). The award is open to journalists up to the age of 35, who report on rural issues.
Nikolai joined recipients from Europe, Africa, South and North America in an intensive professional development program held in conjunction with the IFAJ’s annual conference, in Sweden in August. Read more
Nolan Meats goes from strength to strength despite adversities
As a youngster, his teachers threatened if he didn’t study harder, he’d end up working at the meat-works, and that’s exactly where Terry Nolan found his calling, alongside his two brothers, at the helm of the family’s meat processing company Nolan Meats. Read more
Foreign investment frenzy in Queensland Sugar
Rumours of a sell-off swirled around Mackay Sugar CEO Quinton Hildebrand when he fronted the Rural Press Club last month. Find out more here.
2012 Rural Media Awards now open
The Rural Press Club of Queensland will once again reward the State's most outstanding journalists and photographers for excellence in capturing the stories and images of rural Queensland. Find out more more here.
Newman out to cut Labor's grass
After mowing lawns in a bid to cut Anna Bligh’s grass, LNP Leader Campbell Newman was out to win votes at the Rural Press Club, where he promised to prioritise agriculture, cut red tape and engage rural Queensland. Read more here.
New laws to protect agricultural land draws mixed reaction
Queensland’s Natural Resources Minister, Rachel Nolan, received a mixed reaction from a packed audience of farmers, rural writers and agribusiness leaders as she explained the Government’s controversial new Strategic Cropping Bill. Find out more here.
'Hypocritical' consumers agriculture's biggest tragedy
Australian shoppers are ‘hypocritical’ and ‘complacent’ when it comes to supporting the agricultural industry according to Olam Managing Director, Richard Haire. Find out more here.
Congratulations Pip Courtney!
The 2011 winner of the Rabobank Australian Star Prize for Rural Broadcasting is the new presenter for ABC TV's Landline.
Pip Courtney is fronting the program, which returned for a new season on Sunday, as well as continuing her long-standing role as one of its senior reporters. Read more.
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