EUFRAS Members and interested parties are invited to consider a possibility to participate in the online course "Challenges of Organic Arable Farming" that will be held from 03 April to 30 June, 2017.

The conference "EIP-Agri and Horizon 2020 – design the cooperation" will take place on the 26th and 27th of September, 2017. 

The OK-Net knowledge platform will be introduced to the audience on 16 February at BIOFACH, Germany. The knowledge platform has been launched in October 2016, it was developed to exchange organic knowledge and enhance farming. It provides a wide range of resources, and a virtual meeting place for cross-border learning.

On the 3rd of October, 2016 a new platform – OK-Net Arable – aimed at filling the gap in the exchange of information between farmers across Europe was launched. The complexity of organic farming requires farmers to have a very high level of knowledge and skills. But exchange on organic farming techniques remains limited.

The 23rd European Seminar on Extension (and) Education (ESEE) will be held in the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece from July 4 to 7, 2017 and hosted by the Lab. of Agricultural Extension, Rural Systems & Rural Sociology, Dept. of Agricultural Economics & Rural Development, Agricultural University of Athens. Conference Theme: Transformative learning: new directions in agricultural extension and education. 

The Agricultural Chamber of North Rhine-Westphalia cordially invites to the 2017 annual IALB and EUFRAS conference in the mediaeval and university city of Münster. Invitation! Conference Languages are English and German. The rural advisors’ conference from 18th till 22nd June 2017 with the topic “Agriculture and Advice in Change – New paths between globalised markets and regional demands“ is open for registration now.

Teagasc is the national body responsible for providing integrated research, advisory and training services for the agriculture and food industry in Ireland. It is a semi-state organisation established under legislation enacted by the Irish government and has been successful in applying to act as the CECRA awarding body in Ireland. 

Institute for science application in agriculture (Beograd, Serbia) and Advisory service (Zagreb, Croatia) are organizing SEASN event: 1st Annual SEASN Assembly and 3rd Regional Conference of Advisory Services of South East Europe.

EUFRAS as Linked Third Party to Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry of Slovenia, institution Maribor is taking part in European project FERTINNOWA aiming to collect, exchange and transfer knowledge on innovative solutions to improve water management in fertigated crop production. Objectives of the project are to improve irrigation water quality and water use efficiency, and to reduce environmental impacts.
On the 12th of October 2016, FERTINNOWA members and VEGEPOLYS will organize a workshop on the practical management of irrigation and fertigation in horticultural production (water quality, water use efficiency, nutrient use efficiency, source water management, etc.) in Saint –Pol-de-Léon, Brittany, France. The workshop will be followed by a day of field visits to innovative local growers on Thursday, the 13th of October.
Find out more information and register at the conference home page

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate and contribute to the 7th GFRAS Annual Meeting which will take place under the topic “The Role of Rural Advisory Services for Inclusive Agripreneurship" on 3-6 October in Cameroon.