Fact and figures
Verband der Agrarjournalisten und -publizisten in Österreich (VAÖ)
- Members: 331
- Founded: 1951
Edith Unger (chairwomen), Bernhard Weber (vice-chairman), Oskar Wawschinek, Manuela Schürr (treasurers), Johann Maad (secretary), Stefan Nimmervoll, Annette Weber (young journalists and journalistic development, delegates for ENAJ), Wolfgang Dürnberger, Johannes Paar (advisors)
One of the main purposes of the VAO is to promote activities in the agricultural field
The VAO itself is an independent organization and not tied to a particular political party. The organization supports its members in the implementation of their goals both inside and outside of Austria.
The VAO promotes the work of young journalists through the junior circle of the association by organizing excursions and events and granting financial support for related trips. The federation also organizes press conferences on agricultural topics also for non-agricultural media.
The VAO strives for high quality in all of its media contributions and recognizes distinguished work with awards.
The VAO is a prominent member of ENAJ in Europe, as well as worldwide in IFAJ.