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06/21/2019 | Campus-Meldung

Eco-field days: State domain Frankenhausen welcomes thousands of visitors in July

For the 2nd time, the nationwide Organic Field Days will take place at the Hessian State Domain in Frankenhausen: On July 3 and 4, the organizers expect 320 exhibitors and several thousand visitors to the innovation show of organic agriculture. The Organic Field Days are organized by FiBL GmbH, hosted by the University of Kassel with its Frankenhausen Teaching and Research Estate.

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More than 300 companies, associations and organizations will present seeds, varieties, farm and feed products, barn construction, consulting services and much more. Approximately 1,200 demonstration plots show plant diversity from field bean to sugar beet, land variety and fertilizer trials as well as crop rotations for livestock and livestock-free farms. At the last edition in 2017, the program attracted about 8,000 visitors.

This year's Organic Field Days program is again characterized by a mix of practice and research. With more than 50 machine demonstrations, 18 prototype innovations, and with about 70 different crops and adapted varieties, farmers will show the innovation that goes into organic farming.

Harrow, rake, GPS and camera guided machines give an impression of modern agricultural technology. From weeding robots and solar weeders to tractors with electric drives, examples of innovations demonstrate the direction in which organic farming is developing.

Visitors can also find out about the quality and production of green waste and biomass composts and learn more about the soil at the soil profile. The BÖLN Forum will focus on the spectrum of crop production. Here, farmers can find out about the latest research results and learn more about the topic of conversion. Two other forums on politics and the future will address challenges such as the climate crisis, organic breeding, animal welfare, pricing policy, solidarity-based agriculture and much more. A cultural program with various bands and culinary, regional delicacies in organic quality round off the program.

The Organic Field Days are organized by FiBL Projekte GmbH, the Hessian Ministry of Agriculture, the University of Kassel with the Hessian State Domain Frankenhausen, the State Farm of Hesse and the Foundation Ecology and Agriculture. The patronage is carried by the BÖLW.

The Hessian State Domain Frankenhausen is the teaching and experimental farm of the Department of Organic Agricultural Sciences at the University of Kassel/Witzenhausen. The domain is a teaching, research and transfer center for organic agriculture and sustainable regional development, but equally an economic enterprise.

There is a charge for the event. Information on admission prices and program at



Lehr- und Versuchsbetrieb Hessische Staatsdomäne Frankenhausen
University of Kassel
Frankenhausen 1
34393 Grebenstein