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Where politics and agriculture meet: Ottawa 2018
More than 30 farm writers gathered in our nation's capital May 21-22 for the 2018 ECFWA AGM. With many familiar faces and many more new ones, the event was a fantastic opportunity to network, to learn and to enjoy some wonderful food and hospitality.
The AGM kicked off on Monday evening, hosted at the iPolitics office on York Street in the Byward Market. Members enjoyed refreshments and took care of the annual business of the organization, including the election of board and officers, approving the 2017 financial statements and a discussion around communication and future events. The evening wrapped up with a panel discussion with John Muggeridge of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Alex Binkley, an Ottawa-based freelance writer, and Kelsey Johnson of iPolitics titled "Then and now: what it's like to be a farm writer in Ottawa".
Tuesday's highlights included a panel discussion, hosted at the Canadian Federation of Agriculture office, with government relations professionals Lauren Kennedy from Chicken Farmers of Canada, Gary Stordy from the Canadian Pork Council, and John Masswhol from the Canadian Cattlemen's Association.
Thank you to the event committee of Kelsey Johnson and Rachel Telford, and the many board members, sponsors, volunteers and speakers for making this such a memorable and educational event!
Apply now for the 2018 ECFWA bursary to attend the CFWF conference in Manitoba
Apply by Friday, June 15
The bursary, valued at $1000, is intended to offset the cost of the conference for members paying their own way to the event. You must be a current (paid) member of ECFWA to be considered for this bursary. Find out more about eligibility and application procedure on the ECFWA website.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 ECFWA photo contest
Alexandra Hayden, Qu'Anglo Communications Tom Van Dusen, freelance writer Ian Cumming, freelance writer David Folkerson, Canadian Horticultural Council Victoria Berry, Grain Farmers of Ontario Erin Gowriluk, Syngenta Canada Inc. Shanna Stevens, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Jane Thorpe, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Stacey Ash, Ontario Pork Céline Bourbonnais, Canadian Pork Council Jess Campbell, Fresh Air Media Julie Neal, Qu'Anglo Communications