Alltech and the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists have announced that they will once again partner to present the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists-Alltech Young Leaders Award in conjunction with the 2012 annual International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress to be held at Sånga Säby near Stockholm, Sweden August 15–19. Alltech and the Federation have been partners in the award program since its inception in 2006.
The award is a travel scholarship that recognizes the leadership potential of 10 young members each year from countries belonging to the Federation, and supports their participation at the annual International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress. “This award contributes to the future of [the Federation] by encouraging young journalists to grow into leaders in the industry,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. “But more importantly, it nurtures future leaders who possess the talent that is so critical in communicating the messages and stories of agriculture that are becoming increasingly important worldwide.”