Drought report wins inaugural Excellence in Rural Journalism Award

Canberra-based ABC reporter Lucy Barbour has taken out the top prize at the National Rural Press Club’s inaugural Excellence in Rural Journalism Award for her report on the huge impact of drought within and beyond rural communities. Best News Coverage and Overall Winner, Lucy Barbour, ABC The prize of $5000 is one of the richest… Continue reading Drought report wins inaugural Excellence in Rural Journalism Award

National Rural Press Club Inaugural Excellence in Rural Journalism Awards

The National Rural Press Club Excellence in Rural Journalism Awards recognise members who are leaders in Australia’s rural media sector. Winners of these awards will be eligible to qualify for the Australian Council for Agricultural Journalists professional awards. Applications open on Thursday 3 October and close on Wednesday 6 November.All entrants must be members of… Continue reading National Rural Press Club Inaugural Excellence in Rural Journalism Awards

When the going gets tough, throw a festival

By Robbie Sefton Agriculture’s rapidly growing efficiency has been challenging for many of the regional centres that were built around a large agricultural workforce. Truckloads of possibilities for reversing the stagnation in the economies of many rural townships have been discussed over the decades, but the only sure recipes for growth seem to be either… Continue reading When the going gets tough, throw a festival

Fiona Simson chats at Innovation Generation with host Cindy Cassidy.

Advocacy and education critical to boost ag image

By Gregor Heard The President of the National Farmers Federation (NFF) says agricultural advocacy should not just be left to farm lobby groups. Instead, Fiona Simson said rank and file farmers had a big role to play in educating urban consumers about the farming sector. “Getting that story direct from the farmer is incredibly powerful,”… Continue reading Advocacy and education critical to boost ag image