Members of the Saskatchewan Farm Writers’ Association can access financial support to attend conferences or undertake professional development through the following funds:
Saskatchewan Farm Writers’ Association Annual Conference Bursary
Application Deadline: June 29, 2018
This year the Saskatchewan Farm Writers’ Association will set aside $3,000 to be divided evenly among members attending the CFWF Conference in Winnipeg (September 20-22 at the Fort Garry Hotel).
Members who are self-employed or who cannot access funds from employers are encouraged to apply. The bursary will be divided evenly among all eligible applicants who attended the conference, to a maximum of $1,000 per person.
Recipients will not need to submit receipts to receive the bursary. However, before receiving payment, each recipient must submit a brief written article, photo essay, or video highlighting the conference, which will be posted on the SFWA website. Recipients may file their work while in Winnipeg or after returning from the conference.
To apply, please email Marlene Hursh by Friday, June 29, 2018. Please put “SFWA Bursary” in the subject line.
When applying, please confirm that:
- You are a SFWA member in good standing.
- You are either self-employed or cannot access funds from your employer.
- You will submit a written article, photo essay, or video on your conference experience, which will be published to the SFWA website.
Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation International Bursary
Bursary Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2018
For more information, click here.
To encourage international exposure for Canadian agriculture writers and broadcasters by supplying them with the financial means to attend the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists annual congress.
The CFWF International Bursary is an award of the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation, sponsored by Monsanto. It will reimburse the costs, to a maximum of $2,500, for a member to travel to the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists annual congress.
One bursary will be available each year, but one need not be awarded if there are no applicants. The winner will receive recognition at the annual meeting of the CFWF and will communicate their experience at the congress and what they learned.
Applicants must be members in good standing of the Canadian Farm Writer’s Federation.
For questions regarding online applications reach Johnnie Belinda Cluff at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, click here.
IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders Award
Award Deadline: Feb 7, 2018
Your deadline to apply to the IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Agriculture program as a CFWF member is Feb. 7, 2018.
Applicants must be 35 or under as of December 31, 2017 and be available to attend the bootcamp program and the IFAJ congress, July 8-15, 2018.
Rules and details about the Young Leader program can be found on the IFAJ website.
To submit your application to CFWF complete and submit this form.
Themed “Dutch Roots: Small country, big solutions,” this year’s congress will be a comprehensive look at Dutch agri-food systems, including dairy, beef, pigs, horticulture, arable farming, vegetable and ornamental production. Congress organizers will give participants a glimpse into smart farming, the urban delta and the circular economy.
To learn more about this, visit http://www.dutchroots.info/congress
This year’s congress marks the first time in 15 years that The Netherlands has hosted the IFAJ and is a can’t miss opportunity for Canadian agri-journalists and communicators to experience.
If you have any questions about the program or the application form please contact
Allison Finnamore at email@example.com
Professional Development Fund
Application deadline: December 7, 2015.
Saskatchewan Farm Writers can access a new pool of funding for professional development activities. Members can apply for up to $2000 in funding.
Exposure-4-Development in Africa
Deadline for 2015 has passed.
Attached is the flyer. For application form and scoring grid, please check your inbox or contact Allison Finnamore. Applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The next IFAJ Exposure-4-Development Media Tour will be in Zambia in May.
Following the great success of the Kenya tour in 2012, the Uganda tour in 2013 and the Tanzania tour in 2014, IFAJ and Agriterra are proud to offer 15 IFAJ journalists again the opportunity to have a first-hand look at farm issues in the developing world. By organizing a 6-day tour for a select group of experienced journalists to Zambia, our aim is to enable you to take a look beyond the images of hunger and poverty in Africa to explore a vibrant continent full of initiatives and business opportunities to boost agricultural production and economic development.
Participants costs – airfare to Zambia (roughly $2500) and 300 euro for tour. All other costs are covered.