Owen Roberts of Guelph has been elected president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists during its annual meeting in Germany.
Roberts is director of research communications at the University of Guelph and set up a program to train students in journalism, including the Spark program that has students producing magazine articles about research.
He also writes columns that appear in a number of newspapers and other publications.
Roberts moved up from secretary general and vice president of the federation.
Lena Johansson from Sweden was elected vice president.