One theory says that the best ideas in everyday work arise during the cigarette break and at the coffee machine. The reason: it’s easier to chat here and the mind is freed up for creative thoughts. Of course, this principle also works on the farm: the exchange of experience and knowledge between experts often works best when chatting by the tractor, chatting in the barn or chatting in the farm shop. This is how the first approaches to solutions and tricks for getting a better grip on an everyday problem are developed. And it also works online. This is demonstrated by Farm&Food’s Praxis-Talk, which regularly brings together men and women from agriculture for a relaxed online discussion. On 16 December, the time has come again. What is special this time is that the seventh edition of the Praxis-Talk is supported by the coordination office at the Institute for Food and Environmental Research (ILU). Because the coordination office and Farm&Food have something in common – both want to promote the exchange of knowledge in the sector.
The topic on 16 December: “My favourite tool – how innovation works in practice”. The focus here is on digital applications. After all, digitalisation in agriculture is a challenge for many a farmer. After all, the possibilities seem endless, but often also complicated. The guests of the talk thus talk about the digital tools and aids that make their daily work easier and relieve them of some tasks in planning and organisation. But it is about more. Because the talk guests represent what agriculture has always been: innovation. After all, the men and women in the fields and in the stables are always inventors, discoverers and pioneers who modify their machines, adapt working methods and simplify processes. This courage to take things into one’s own hands and, above all, to design the numerous possibilities of digitalisation oneself and adapt them to one’s own farm – that is what the Praxis-Talk wants to convey, that is what the guests want to convey.
In other words, an exchange of knowledge between practitioners, which of course also means the participants who can follow the talks online and participate via chat. This makes the advantages and practical benefits of online tools, sensor technology and field robotics tangible and concrete. This also makes it easier for inexperienced people to access digital applications and is intended to encourage them to try them out in agricultural practice.
The guests in the talk are:
Marie Saudhof (Nelben Farm): Field robotics
Thomas Gäbert (agt Trebbin eG): Geoinformation systems
Julius Nennewitz (Biolandhof Werragut): Crowdfunding
Richard Georgi (Ostdeutsche Gesellschaft für Forstplanung mbH): Remote sensing
Tino Ryll (Flämiger Genussland): modified strip-till seeding technology for the requirements of regenerative agriculture
Stefan Köhler (Institute for Agricultural and Urban Ecological Projects)
Matthias Lech from Farm&Food will lead the talks with the support of Maxie Grüter from the ILU.
Further information on the practical talk is available at: https://www.farm-and-food.com/praxistalk-7/
Here is the link to the registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FdouG7RCT_K4d7_QG44rqQ