If you're a farmer or grower, this is where you can put yourself forward. We ask everyone to fill out this questionnaire so we can learn about you and your farm, your thoughts on working with the media and what you hope to get out of the training we provide. Just download the form, fill it in and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful applicants will join us for two media education workshops, one in the city and the other on a farm. The aim is to improve understanding of how the media works and what journalists need to do their job. We do practical interview exercises, story pitching sessions, Q&As with guest journalists and step out of our comfort zone by meeting people who may think differently about food and farming. Just Farmers is about listening as well as talking.
The second workshop builds on those skills, with a focus on social media and broadcast media.
The workshops are fully funded by Just Farmers and there are just 12 farmers and growers in each group. For that reason, we can't guarantee everyone a place. However, we run the workshops twice annually so we may invite you to a workshop in the future.
The only cost to our farmers is time - two days for each workshop - and your travel there and back.
We hope you feel inspired to join us!