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The Future Of Farming At EuroTier

GERMANY - Young farmers and students will once again have a meeting place at EuroTier this year. Amid the buzz expected in the halls of the worlds top animal production event, EuroTier has not forgotten its youth participants, with a series of events tailored to this group of techno-savvy, global-minded young farmers and students.

The key event in the programme is the Young Farmers Day, set to take place on 18 November 2010. Career opportunities and prospects for animal producers will be the focus of this programme. Participants can look forward to a series of presentations throughout the day covering various aspects of animal production, with a strong focus on the needs and issues faced by those starting out in the sector. All presentations will be conducted in German.

Kicking off the day at 9.30 h, the morning session will focus on careers in the poultry sector. Participants can expect to gain first-hand information on potential opportunities and career options, from apprenticeships to university degrees. A career session for animal nutrition will begin at 13 h, followed by a general discussion on the prospects of a career in animal production.

Wrapping up the day’s event will be a young farmers party in the evening, which is expected to be attended by some 2,500 farmers and students, including young people working in agribusiness and their representative organisations. Tickets to the party must be purchased in advance.

Over 500 participants from Denmark, Great Britain, Poland and other countries had attended the last Young Farmers event, taking the opportunity to come to EuroTier to network with their counterparts in other parts of Europe and learn about the latest developments in the animal production sector.

“This young farmers’ event is unique in that it attracts farmers not just from Germany but from all over Europe, focusing solely on the animal production sector. Common issues can be discussed and explored at length, and the opportunity to share new perspectives benefits everyone,” says Stephanie Jürgens, DLG’s Project Manager for the Young Farmers Day.