2019 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress Travel Grant

The NZ Guild Of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators has set up a fund to assist Guild members to attend the annual congresses of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists.

In 2019, this is being held in the USA, in Minnesota,  between 26 -31 July.

The NZ Guild will provide for the successful applicant:

  • The cost of registration and accommodation for the congress
  • Or travel costs


The applicant will need to supply:

  • Information on why he/she should be selected
  • Supporting information from the employer, unless self-employed.
  • An outline of how attending the congress would benefit NZ agriculture / NZ farmers.
  • Comments on specific aspects of Congress activities he/she hopes to focus on.
  • A portfolio of two articles from the previous 12 months.
  • A commitment to write and get articles published, and identifying what these are.
  • An indication of how the remainder is going to be funded – savings, employer contribution, sponsorship etc.

One of these travel grants will be made each year.  It does not include funds to assist with the pre or post congress tours.  These are optional extras.   The successful applicant could also do additional personal travel at his/her own expense,

Registration for the USA congress opens in a few weeks, they are already taking pre-registration interest. So if you are interested in applying for this travel grant, there is more information on the congress website.

Then you need to get your information together and email it to kotuku.media@xtra.co.nz. The deadline is 14 December.

Applicants must be a New Zealand Guild member, must have a current passport or be able to get one, and must be able to travel to the States next year

>> Download the Congress Travel Grant Application Form here.