Over 150 agricultural journalists from 27 countries came to IFAJ 2015, hosted by the New Zealand Guild of Agricultural Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators in Hamilton from 14 to 18 October 2015.
All photos are by Peter Drury, unless otherwise indicated.
Hamilton Boys High School gave a strong start to the Opening Night proceedings.
Delegates were entertained at the Opening Night Dinner by a kapa haka group from Hamilton Boys and Girls High School.
Entertainment from the Hamilton Boys and Girls High School Kapa Haka group
The journalists are welcomed by the Hamilton Boys and Girls High School Kapa Haka group.
Hugh Stringleman, Congress 2015 organising committee chairman speaking at the opening night dinner.
Minister for Primary Industries Hon Nathan Guy, spoke at the opening night dinner.
Opening night dinner. From left, NZ Minister for Primary Industry Hon Nathan Guy, Tim Mackle chief executive Dairy NZ and Markus Rediger IFAJ World President.
Ben Dalton. Ministry For Primary Industries.
Jacqueline Rowarth, left and Ian Proudfoot listen to other IFAJ 2015 speakers
Jacquueline Rowarth engages with journalists after her speech.
Hon Tim Groser, Minister for Trade and Minister for Climate Change was one of the keynote speakers for Congress
Tim Mackle, chief executive Dairy NZ, principal sponsor for IFAJ 2015.
Ian Proudfoot , KPMG.
Talking Head: Tony Egan, Greenlea Premier Meats. Photo Peter Drury.
Keynote: Bill Falconer. Chairman , Meat Industry Association. Photo Peter Drury.
Photo call for MPI Detector Dog, Kelsie the 12 month old Beagle puppy, with her handler , MPI kennel staff member Edmund Wong .
Swedish journalist Lena Johannson taking notes at Anawai Station in front of a herd of hinds.\