A total of ten participants have been selected for the 2014 IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism award, an award that supports participation in an intensive journalistic boot camp-style workshop and attendance at the International Farm Association of Journalists Congress in Scotland. RealAgriculture is pleased to announce that field editor Debra Murphy was chosen as a regional finalist.
“We need strong, vibrant journalists investigating and sharing agriculture’s greatest stories, so we are proud to support talented messengers such as Debra,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech, in a press release issued Tuesday.
“Almost 80 young journalists have honed their talent through this program, which is now in its ninth year,” said Riitta Mustonen, IFAJ secretary general and competition coordinator. “The fact that we have witnessed continuous winners from Canada is a sign of the passion we have for agricultural journalism and the strength of the industry as a whole in this country.”
Debra will be reporting live from the event in early September.