Roberts notes that the Master Class program includes participation in a two-day professional development workshop immediately prior to the IFAJ congress. The program, sponsored by DuPont Pioneer, a developer and supplier of plant genetics to farmers worldwide, emphasizes reporting skills and leadership training. He also thanked the three IFAJ judges – Lena Johanssen, Per Henrik Hansen and Kingsley Kaswende – who had a tough challenge in finalizing the selections from amongst the largest-ever group of Master Class applicants.
“As a global business, we are proud to provide continuing support to the IFAJ’s Master Class Program, which offers agricultural journalists worldwide professional development and knowledge-based skills,” said Tracy Willits, global communications director, DuPont Pioneer. “Through the high-quality information and communications these journalists share, they can foster understanding that will yield significant benefits to farmers, consumers and others throughout the value chain.”
For more information on IFAJ and the Master Class, visit www.ifaj.org. For more information on DuPont Pioneer, visit www.pioneer.com.