German Agricultural Society

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With about 27.000 members, the DLG (German Agricultural Society) is a non-profit, political independent organization intensively covering all steps of the value chain of Germany´s agriculture and food sector. The DLG aims to support future developments in mentioned areas and to transfer scientific outcomes into practical farming. Therefore, the DLG offers a platform for knowledge exchange and opinion formation and organizes conferences, seminars, colloquia and exhibitions of international relevance.

One core area of the DLG activities is the quality promotion, testing, award and certification of agricultural machinery, animal husbandry technics and farm inputs as well as foodstuffs and drinks. Practically relevant aspects are elaborated by about 80 expert committees and a broad network of scientists, administration, consultancy, farmers, food specialists and politics. The engagement of the more than 3000 honorary members of these committees aims to investigate in topics and challenges directly addressed by practical farmers as to foster knowledge and understanding of production systems, farm organization or actual regulations.

Organizing the world‘s leading agricultural machinery exhibition, the AGRITECHNICA, as well as the EuroTier and the DLG-Feldtage, the DLG owns a unique network and offers a meeting point for the entire branch of international agribusiness with focus on farm machinery and animal husbandry. The presence of all global operators in agricultural machinery supports the promotion of innovations in the branch and the exchange of knowledge and experiences. Furthermore, the DLG organizes more than 120 discussion forums on the exhibitions as to independently present and discuss new developments and innovations in farm machinery, plant production, resource use and animal husbandry.

The DLG Akademie organizes customized basic and advanced training programs for agriculture, agribusiness and the food industry offering more than 120 seminars or training programs per year. In its structure and sector-specific orientation the program of the DLG Akademie optimally links theory and practice of professional requirements.

Contact Person

Klaus Erdle, Division Manager Plant Production and Field Operations
k.erdle@dlg.org
+49 69 24788-326
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