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Agritechnica 2003-Meeting of the Club European Arable Farmers

8 - 11 November 2003 in Wennigsen and Hanover, Germany

Provisional programme (Alterations reserved)


Arrival at|Hotel Johanniterhaus Kloster Wennigsen, Wennigsen
19:00|<strong>Certification of cereal varieties under the aspect of breeding for resistances</strong>
Dr Bernd Rodemann Biologische Bundesanstalt Braunschweig (Federal Institute of Biology, Brunswick)
20:00|Common Dinner
08:00|Departure at the hotel for Rittergut Bredenbeck (Common by bus)
08:15|<strong>Rittergut Bredenbeck Lower Saxonian Estate</strong>

Welcome and introduction: Albrecht Freiherr Knigge sen.Mr Voigts, Farm Manager


* 360 ha arable farm? Potato, sugar beet, cereal production

* Commercial use of historic farm buildings


* 1200 ha managed forest in Bredenbeck, mainly deciduous trees management services for other forests
09:30|<strong>Departure</strong> for Pattensen
09:45|Pattensener Rasenschule Turf Farm Albrecht Knigge jr.

* The use of high precision GPS controlled robotic driverless tractors in turf production and farming

* Field demonstrations and experiences
10:40|<strong>Departure</strong> for Nörten Hardenberg
12:00|<strong>Hardenberg Wilthen AG</strong>

* Development from a traditional estate to the second largest producer of consumable spirits in German industry

* Farm diversification into golf, horses, hotel and tourism

Christian Fehling, C.E.O. Hardenberg-Wilthen AG
Hartmut Ropeter, Farm Manager


* Overview about the development and marketing of the Hardenberg Estate – past, present and aims for the future
12:30|<strong>Common Lunch</strong> at the "Keiler Schänke" Restaurant

* Guided tour
* Spirit production, storage and bottling
* Testing

Max Frhr. von Döring, managing director

* Visit and tour of the newly constructed enlargement of the golf course Levershausen, part of the Hardenberg estate
15:45|<strong>Departure</strong> for Wennigsen
17:10|<strong>Arrival</strong> at the Hotel Johanniterhaus
Break time
19:00|<strong>Departure</strong> for Pattensen
19:15|Common <strong>Dinner</strong> in Pattensen
22:00|<strong>Departure</strong> for Wennigsen
22:15|<strong>Arrival</strong> at the Hotel Johanniterhaus
09:00|<strong>Departure</strong> for Hanover (Common by bus)
09:30|Individual visit of <strong>Agritechnica 2003</strong>
The leading agricultural machinery show in Europe
(2001 1 300 exhibitors, 248 000 attendance),
organised by DLG, the German Agricultural Society)
10:00 - 11:30|<strong>EAF Committee Meeting</strong> on Agritechnica 2003 fairgrounds
(special invitation for Committee members)
18:30|<strong>Participation in Max-Eyth-Abend</strong>
(The official opening event of Agritechnica 2003, to which all exhibitors will be invited) on the fairgrounds
22:00|<strong>Departure</strong> for Wennigsen
(Common by bus)
22:30|<strong>Arrival</strong> at the Hotel Johanniterhaus
08:30|<strong>Departure</strong> for Hildesheim (Common by bus)
09:15|Wilhelm Hennis Orchideen
Thilo Hennis

* Oldest orchid breeding and production in Germany, shipping worldwide
10:15|<strong>Visit of Hildesheim</strong>
Hildesheim Cathedral, 11th Century Ottoman Cathedral, UNESCO listed , guided tour through the historic town
12:00|Departure for Hanover
13:00|Common Snack on Agritechnica 2003 fairgrounds
DLG-Stand, hall 8, stand number 08A29
14:00 - 17:00|<strong>4th International Congress on Arable Production</strong>
with EAF as co-organiser and EAF President Lorenz von Schintling-Horny as speaker
Site: Agritechnica 2003, building Convention Center (CC) room 3

Quality Assurance Systems in Arable Farming - International Experiences from Different Countries


<strong>Hotel</strong>|Johanniterhaus, Kloster Wennigsen, Klosteramthof 5, D-30974 Wennigsen

Phone 0049 5103 93980 Fax 0049 5103 939855


Prices: single room 50 EUR, double room 70 EUR (inclusive breakfast). Please, book your hotel room by yourself directly at the hotel.
<strong>Tour’s Organiser</strong>|Albrecht F. J. Freiherr Knigge, Pattensener Rasenschule G. b. R.,
Lüderser Weg 35, D-30982 Pattensen
Phone 00 49/51 01/91 53 51,
Fax 00 49/51 01/91 53 52,
Mobile 00 49/1 79/4 92 74 76,
<strong>Registrations</strong>|Kindly return your registration form for your participation in the meeting until

30 October 2003 to:

EAF c/o DLG, Eschborner Landstraße 122, D-60489 Frankfurt am Main,
phone 00 49/69/24 78 83 13, fax 00 49/69/2 47 88 63 13

<strong>Registration fee</strong>|The registration fee for the meeting is 100,00 Euro for EAF members and press people, 150,00 Euro for non-members and covers preparation and performance of the event, entrance fees for Agritechnica 2003 on Monday and Tuesday and for Max-Eyth-Abend, lunch and dinner on Sunday (without drinks), snack on Tuesday. Other costs (like hotel, other meals, drinks, transfers and so on) have to be paid individually.

For cancellation before the 5 November 2003 (receipt date) there will be a charge of 20 % of the registration fee. For later cancellations no refund is possible. Replacements are possible.
<strong>Sponsoring</strong>|European Arable Farmers extend their warmest appreciation for generous sponsorship to Rasenland-Pattensener Rasenschule G.b.R.