Keeping the farm at a high level in a economy market forces farmers to introduce more advanced technologies that reduce workload and production costs.
To reach it farmers need the latest knowledge and professional advice. Our Advisory Center gives such possibility for farmers and agricultural schools by organizing numerous training sessions, demonstrations, field demonstrations and exhibitions for farming. An important element is education of farmers in technology consulting.
Cultivating has many factors that the farmer should fulfill to produce safe food, and do not harm the environment.
Introducing into cultivation technology any changes need to be fully aware of this, based on careful observation of his own field, as well as knowledge on the proper selection of varieties, machinery and method of cultivation. Transfer of knowledge on innovative solutions, is the main task of technological consultancy.
Our specialists provide consulting services in the following areas:
– Grain and rape oilseed
– Training Fields – an important element of counseling
– Integrated Protection, new challenge for farmers
– Legumes – as a source of protein Polish
– Market gardening
In Kujawsko-Pomorskie livestock production occupies about 39 thousand farms, representing about 60% of the total farms. In 2013, the cattle population amounted to 470.5 thousand and 1 403.5 thousand of pigs. In the case of pigs, compared to the 2002 population fell by almost 40%. Despite a very difficult market and a big drop in prices for livestock, farmers are continuously looking for solutions to minimize production costs through the application of innovative technological solutions, improved production management and consolidation of the industry through the creation of producer groups.
Not better is the situation of farms specializing in milk production, and especially those that significantly exceeded the amounts approved.
Under these conditions, it is particularly important expert advice to farmers. For this purpose we organize industry conferences and training with experienced experts and specialists from various fields, as well as personal advice and analysis on:
– Dairy cattle
– Beef cattle
– Fur animals
– Bees and honey
|Center for Agricultural Technology|
Sixteen years of Polish presence in the European Union caused great changes in agricultural technology. The machines are not only getting bigger, more efficient and more expensive, but above all more and more „intelligent” with modern electronics, computerization and satellite navigation. On an unprecedented scale was a replacement and modernization of machinery on farms, mainly thanks to EU funding and easier access to new technologies.
Behind this progress is not quite keep pace with education. Although agricultural schools implement specific programs of mechanization, but they do it out of necessity largely theoretical, because they do not have modern machinery to provide practical training.
In the case of farmers, the situation is even worse, because they are left to themselves. In Poland, so far there is no system of training in this field, there are no centers for practical training like innovation centers, which are in some European countries.
So in order to provide farmers with an appropriately high level of effectiveness of used machines and technology, it is necessary to provide them with reliable and up to date knowledge, and above all the possibility of acquiring practical skills.
To achieve this objective, in 2006 the Centre was established in Minikowo Agricultural Technology Center, where we organize practical training in the field of agricultural technology, targeting to farmers and agricultural schools. The partners of these trainings are manufacturers and suppliers of machines, which provide modern equipment, specialists and co-finance training. The classes are practical. This way of teaching allows on the one hand a detailed look at the technical parameters and operating conditions of machines, and the other gives you the opportunity to asses and compare products from different companies, which is important to make right investment decisions. It is important that each of the participants is a possibility of testing machines on his own under the supervision of specialists.
Interest in training is very high and often exceeds the organizational and logistical capacity of organizers.
Our previous experience shows that the functioning this type of Centre seems to be something necessary at the present time and absolutely indispensable. So we can safely say that the Centre of Agricultural Technology is a platform of scientific cooperation, consulting and agricultural practices with the sphere of the economy.
|Renewable energy sources|
Climate and energy policy of the EU resulting, among others, of Directive 2009/28 / WF imposes on Member States a number of objectives and tasks. One of them is for Poland to achieve by 2020 a 15% share of renewable energy in final energy balance and a 10% share of biofuels in transport fuels. At the end of 2013. Renewable Energy Sources share was less than 12%. Taking this into account, our Center for several years conducted in this regard a wide campaign of information and training for farmers and rural residents, for whom this is a choice and a chance to gain extra income or a reduction in energy costs. In addition to conferences and training sessions are also organized trips to interesting objects, such as wind farms, biogas plants, solar collectors, etc.
In previous years the Centre also participated in international projects relating to the promotion of the use of agricultural biomass as a renewable energy source. The coordinator of both project-Coach BioEnergy and Q-Bicon was the German Institute Fraunhoffer Leipzig and partner organizations from Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Ukraine. Additionally KPODR also participated in two national educational projects implemented by the Foundation for the Development of Polish Agriculture.
The need for education, especially due to the fact that the adopted legal solutions in the so-called. „Small triple-pack energy” and the introduction of support for investments under the „Prosumer” gives the opportunity to develop small installations in farms and households. The development of these systems to a large extent will depend on the knowledge and awareness of small investors. Getting this information to a wide range of people in rural areas will be important for the further development of micro and macro plant in the region and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In the coming years we will continue this type of conferences and training combined with study trips, renewable Energy Forums, collection of energy plants in Grubno, thematic publishing and professional articles, consultation points.