Meeting point

for organic agriculture

Frankenhausen

3rd and 4th of July 2019

Öko-Feldtage (Organic Field Days) 2019

On the 3rdand 4thof July 2019 the second national Öko-Feldtage (Organic Field Days) will take place in Grebenstein, at the Staatsdomäne Frankenhausen (Hessian State Domain), which is the research and experimental institute of the University of Kassel. This event unifies a unique combination of practise and research in organic agriculture and animal husbandry. It is the ideal platform to exhibit innovations and to discuss current topics with farmers and representatives from politics and business.

Germany has the biggest market for organic products in Europe. German politics aims for an expansion of organic agriculture and to increase the share to 20 % by 2030. The national Organic Field Days 2019 will demonstrate the strength and diversity of organic agriculture and will invite all actors to further increase its great potential. Not only organic farmers are addressed, as well are their colleagues from the conventional sector, so they can come into contact and interact at eye level.

The first Organic Field Days in 2017 were a complete success. Therefore, the established cooperation of partners in 2017 will continue in 2019. The FiBL Projekte GmbH is organiser of the Organic Field Days 2019. Co-organisers are the Hessian Ministry of Agriculture, the University of Kassel with the Hessian States Domain Frankenhausen and the Foundation for Ecology & Farming (SÖL).

Event Location

First Organic Field Days at the Hessian State Domain Frankenhausen

On 21 and 22 June 2017, more than 8000 visitors attended the first ever nationwide Organic Field Days in Germany. More than 200 companies, associations and organisations presented what they have to offer in the organic agriculture arena at the first ever nationwide Organic Field Days. Most exhibitors were from the sectors of agricultural engineering, inputs and seeds/vegetative propagation material. Eleven additional categories ranging from consultancy to research and certification all the way to animal husbandry and marketing were present. The Organic Field Days provided information how organic farms can further develop. Central themes were: organic breeding, nutrient management and conservation tillage, as well as, agriculture and nature conservation.