Attend IFAJ 2018 with a MFWBA conference bursary


As part of the Manitoba Farm Writers and Broadcasters Association commitment to member professional development, we are pleased to offer a bursary of $1,500 to assist in covering costs of attending the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Congress 2018 in the Netherlands to be held July 11-15, 2018.

To apply:

  • You must be a MFWBA member in good standing.
  • Include a short rationale (up to 300 words) as to why you deserve the bursary, and what you may be able to contribute to MFWBA or to raising agricultural awareness as a result of your attendance. The panel will consider a range of factors in making its decision and will publicize the rationale for its decision. Criteria will include (in no particular order of importance):
    • Financial, professional and/or educational need
    • Past contribution to MFWBA/CFWF
    • Potential for future contribution to MFWBA/CFWF
    • Specific project plans, related to the conference, that contribute to the agricultural awareness goals of the MFWBA
    • Role at the conference
    • Other worthwhile factors identified in the application.
  • Be prepared to submit a report on your conference attendance upon your return, to be presented at an MFWBA members’ meeting and posted online.
  • Previous bursary winners must wait two years before applying for the award again.

Applications can be sent to Kelly Green at kellyg@ccga.ca. The deadline to apply for the MFWBA bursary is Friday, April 27, 2018. A selection panel will be convened to select the bursary recipient.

IFAJ 2018 registration is now open – to learn more, visit http://ifaj.org/events/annual-congress/


MFWBA’s IFAJ 2017 bursary awarded

Congratulations to Gail Granger, our 2017 IFAJ bursary winner.

ifaj17-logoThe International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Congress was held in South Africa, April 2-8. As
part of the MFWBA’s commitment to member professional development, we were pleased to offer a bursary to Gail to attend and experience international agriculture.


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