【DE】Get to know eco- and conventional agriculture better with “AgrarScouts” on the DLG Field Days

Guided tours for consumers on the 16th June 2022 at the DLG Field Days – Test estate Kirschgartshausen near Mannheim – Current topics in focus (DLG). For interested consumers, the Forum Moderne Landwirtschaft e.V. and DLG e.V. (German Agricultural Society) at the DLG Field Days on the 16th. June 2022 offer guided tours under the motto “Discover modern agriculture with us”.



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The agricultural outdoor fair, which takes place this year at the Kirschgartshausen test estate near Mannheim, is the industry meeting place for companies in the fields of crop cultivation, plant breeding, plant protection, fertilization, agricultural technology, consulting and services. Around 350 exhibitors will present a variety of varieties of agricultural crops on the approximately 60-hectare site and demonstrate agricultural machinery in practical use.


The guided tours for consumers on the DLG field days are led by “AgrarScouts”. These are farmers who volunteer to provide insights into agriculture in dialogue with consumers. They will present and discuss current topics and questions together with exhibitors, e.g.:


  • What solutions does plant breeding offer with modern varieties and catch crops for more biodiversity and soil protection?
  • What environmentally friendly technical innovations are there in plant protection?
  • What are the differences in crop rotations for organic and conventional farms?
  • How practical are field robots already today?
  • How can water protection and biodiversity be improved?


Organizational matters


Interested consumers can register for the discovery tours at www.dlg-feldtage.de/de/tour and thus receive free admission to the DLG field days. The morning tours start on the 16th. June at 10.30 a.m., the afternoon tours start at 2 p.m. and last about two hours each.


The “Discoverer Tour” of the Forum Modern Agriculture


In the Forum Modern Agriculture, associations, organizations and companies in the agricultural sector have joined forces. Their common concern is to inform about modern agriculture and to strengthen the dialogue between society and agriculture. The association has 65 members and is supported by around 160 farms. This year, the Forum Moderne Landwirtschaft is sending its agricultural scouts (farmers) on a discovery tour across Germany. According to a recent Civey survey, more than a third of Germans have never spoken to a farmer – but 67 percent would like to do so. Under the motto “Discover modern agriculture with us”, 52 stops for dialogue with consumers are planned by all federal states. The DLG Field Days 2022 are one of them.



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