Atlantic Farm Writers plan inaugural meeting

Charlottetown, P.E.I. — The inaugural meeting of a new regional farm and food writers’ organization will be held June 4 at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centre in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

After a brief presentation about the organization and lunch, participants will head to tour local research facilities and farms on a learning and networking expedition.

Reporters, editors, broadcasters focused on farming and food, as well as communication professionals for agriculture and agri-food business, industry, associations and government are invited.

This new organization will be part of the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation (CFWF) and the International Federation of Agriculture Journalist (IFAJ). Both are non-political, professional associations serving the common interests of those in the agriculture field. A regional organization is a chance to link media and agriculture and agri-food industry communicators at a local level and provide professional development opportunities related to agriculture and food.

Island Farmer Editor Andy Walker, Farm Credit Canada Express Editor Allison Finnamore, Farm Focus Editor Heather Jones and Wayne Riley, Senior Atlantic Communications Advisor with AAFC are organizing this event.

The meeting starts at 10 a.m. Contact Allison Finnamore at 506-860-7761 or for details.

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