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Agricultural and Environmental Communicator Associations

Agri Council of American Business Media
Agri media companies in this Council (formerly Agricultural Publishers Association) represent more than 100 magazines and newspapers. Provides media services ranging from Internet communications and direct marketing to farm shows and database management


Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT)
International organization of college students who are preparing to become professional communicators in agriculture


Agricultural Relations Council
The Agricultural Relations Council, part of the National Agri-Marketing Association, focuses on public relations in agriculture.


American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA)
Provides a forum that allows agricultural editors, writers, photographers and other communications professionals to share ideas, issues, and goals with their colleagues while offering opportunities for professional involvement


American Horse Publications (AHP)
A non-profit association dedicated to promoting better understanding and communications within the equine industry


Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education
Network of agricultural educators and extension personnel to strengthen agricultural and extension programs and institutions in support of agricultural development, worldwide


Australasia Pacific Extension Network (APEN)
A professional organization for extension professionals involved in community and rural development, adult education, communication and related fields throughout Australia, Asia and New Zealand.


Canadian Farm Writers Federation
Organization of professional farm writers in Canada. Maintained at the University of Guelph, Ontario.


Center for Environmental Journalism
Includes a newsletter and a section on internet resources about environmental journalism. Maintained at the University of Colorado, Boulder.


Communication Officers of State Departments of Agriculture (COSDA)
National association of information officers within U.S. state departments of agriculture


Environmental Media Services
Non-profit organization dedicated to providing journalists with the most current information on environmental issues.


Farm Writers' Association of New South Wales (Australia)
Proves a forum for rural journalists and other agri-communicators. Fosters communication about and promotes the interests of rural Australia in general and the New South Wales farm sector in particular


International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD)
An international organization working to facilitate "information dissemination, exchange, and knowledge sharing" in agriculture.


International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ)
A forum for 4,500 agricultural journalists in more than 20 countries.


International Federation of Environmental Journalists
Non-profit association that involves members, correspondents and/or member associations from more than 110 countries


Knight Center for Environmental Journalism
Site from Michigan State University provides research, news, and links for students and journalists interested in environmental journalism


Livestock Publications Council
An international, non-profit association serving the livestock communications industry. Involves more than 100 member publications with interest in species that represent the livestock industry


National Agri-Marketing Association
Emphasizes professional development of U.S. agricultural marketing communicators and others involved in agri-marketing


National Association of Farm Broadcasters
Emphasizes professional development of U.S. agricultural marketing communicators and others involved in agri-marketing


National Market News Association
An organization of federal and state market reporters, market news and information specialists, and analysts. Seeks to improve marketing information and promote cooperation and exchange of new and helpful news between government agencies and industry.


North American Agricultural Journalists (NAAJ)
A professional group of agricultural journalists who report or edit agricultural news for newspapers, magazines, wires, and syndicated services and are independent of agricultural organizations and businesses


Rural Media Association of South Australia
Association for rural journalists and others in the rural sector of the South Australia who deliver information of interest or benefit to the rural community as a whole


Society of Environmental Journalists
The site for this professional organization provides news, events, useful links and guide to Internet resources


Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association
Serves communicators in the Green Industry by fostering an open exchange of information regarding issues that affect communications with various audiences



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