Join Us

If you work in agricultural communication … join the Guild. 

Click here to complete our membership form

As a member you can:

  • Enter our annual awards, with a prize pool of over $15,000
  • Get regular news and networking
  • Promote your personal skills, publication, programme or project
  • Access journalism training programmes and briefing sessions
  • Link to overseas contacts
  • Nominate people for the Agricultural Communicator of the Year
  • Benefit from networking events and regional focus days
  • Apply for annual grants for IFAJ Congresses and professional development

As the Guild is a member of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists you will also have opportunities to attend World Congresses, network with international colleagues, participate in international journalism and photography awards and professional development initiatives.

Our members include:

  • Editors and journalists working for and contributing to all major rural newspapers and magazines
  • Producers and presenters of leading rural radio and TV programmes
  • Agriculture editors of national newspapers
  • Online and digital media
  • Our communicators include PR and communications experts, online content providers, editors and marketers
  • We have after dinner speakers, commentators, website creators, event managers, photographers, technical writers and researchers.

There are a number of different categories of membership. Rates for Members, Student Members, Associate Members, Corporate Members, Group Members may change annually, check with our Treasurer. The Guild may honour individuals with Life or Honorary Membership at its discretion.

2021 Subscription Fees

We've discounted the annual subscription for individuals for 2020 and 2021 by 50% as our response to pressures to our industry caused by Covid.

The amount due for 2021 is $65.

Those working part-time in the primary sector can apply for an associate membership at 60% of the full membership rate.

Group membership (for nine or more) is also available, as is a corporate rate at three times the member subscription rate. For more details and rates please contact us.

How to pay your subscription fees

Direct credit: We accept payment by direct credit directly into the Guild’s bank account:

Kiwibank, Marion Square, Wellington
Account number 38-9017-0431369-00

Pay by invoice: We will issue receipts and can issue GST invoices if required. Please contact us at our Treasurer.