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Two years of International Field Days in the Volga Region - Kazan became again a popular platform agricultural experts

As in the previous year, the outdoor event took place on the premises of the Tatarstan Science and Research Institute for Agriculture near Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, Russia, and was organized in accordance with the standards and principles of the German Agricultural Society.

Organizers were IFWexpo Heidelberg and Kazanskaya Yarmarka with support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan and DLG. On more than 60,000 m², thereof 24,000 m² fields, 169 exhibitors presented their products and technologies for plant production, nutrition and protection, stockbreeding, environmental protection, management, software solutions, extension and information services as well as science and research. Most of the exhibitors came from Tatarstan and other Russian regions: 73 respectively. Among them were many authorized dealers and Russian subsidiaries of European companies such as KWS, Solana and NORIKA. The 23 international companies came from Denmark, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Czech Republic and Belarus.The exhibition was attended by 9,000 professionals from Tatarstan, 34 Russian regions and nine other countries. In addition to the exhibition areas test fields, Campus, stationary machinery exhibition and live demonstrations, a comprehensive conference program was offered. New highlights were the “Potatoland” and practical workshops on soil structure and work with sprayers. These topics were jointly prepared by DLG, Kazan State University of Agriculture and Tatarstan Science and Research Institute for Agriculture and were of high interest to the attendees.

Additionally, in two conference tents seminars and workshops discussed topics such as “Agroclimatic risks and mitigation measures for plant production in the Volga region”, “Animal husbandry”, “Control of soil fertility as a means of efficient plant production”, “Technical modernization and import substitution”, “The future of Russian agriculture from the HR point of view” and others. DLG experts lectured on “Feed quality” and “HR development”.

The exhibition was officially opened by Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan; Petr Chekmarev, Director of Plant Breeding, Mechanization, Chemicalization and Plant Protection of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation; Marat Akhmetov, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Tatarstan; and other officials.

Among the German guests who attended the opening ceremony were Bernd Koch, Managing Director of DLG International; Dr. Thomas Huber, Chief Deputy of the Department of Agriculture and Food at the German Embassy in Moscow; and Dr. Per Brodersen, Director Agribusiness of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations. During his welcoming speech speech, the President of Tatarstan who had visited the DLG Field Days in Germany prior to that emphasized the importance of organizing “International Field Days in the Volga Region” and concluded that the region provided for all prerequisites of modern plant production. Chekmarev invited the organizers to apply with this event for the “All-Russian Field Days” in 2017.

Preparation for the “International Field Days in the Volga Region” is in full swing. We are looking forward to seeing you next year in Kazan!

Aeroflot is offering nonstop flights Kazan - Frankfurt.

As of 17th of June Aeroflot will be offering a direct service Kazan - Frankfurt – Kazan twice a week (Monday and Friday):
- Flight SU 2704 departs from Kazan at 09:45 (local time) arriving in Frankfurt at 13:05 hours (local time)
- Flight SU 2705 departs from Frankfurt at 14:20 (local time)  arriving in Kazan at 19:20 h (local time)
Nonstop scheduled flights are operated on modern and comfortable aircraft Airbus A320.
The route was opened due to high demand of flights between Russia and Germany.
By adding this service Aeroflot promotes a direct air connection between Russian regions and foreign countries without any transfer in Moscow airports.
Get more information and tickets online on the official Aeroflot website, at sales offices and by phone +7 (495) 223-5555 (Moscow), hot line - 8-800-444-5555 (Russia).
Have a nice flight and soft landing !!!

The preparation for the second edition of the Russian International Field Days of the German Agricultural Society (DLG e.V.) is in full swing

After a successful kick- off of the “International Field Days in the Volga Region” in 2015, the popular outdoor event will take place again near the Tatarian capital of Kazan from June 30 until July 2, 2016. The exhibition is organized by the German-based trade show organizer IFWexpo Heidelberg and its Russian partner Kazanskaya Yarmarka. The event receives support from the German Agricultural Society (DLG e.V.) as well as the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan, which will organize a comprehensive conference program and invite official delegations and farmers from the Volga Region.

The organization of the event in 2016 is making good progress. The preparations on the trial fields started already in August 2015. While the sowing of winter crops was completed, the sowing of summer crops, corn, sugar beets and potatoes will follow at the end of April by the Tatarian Science and Research Institute for Agriculture. As this event is carried out in accordance with the traditional concept of DLG-Field Days, which has been successfully applied in Germany over the past 26 years, the specialists from the Tatarian Institute for Agriculture will visit the exhibition site of the DLG-Field Days in Mariaburghausen/Germany in March to exchange knowledge and experience with DLG experts in order to ensure high quality field work in Kazan.

Beside the 48 trial fields, further exhibition areas are on offer. Large farm equipment will be displayed at the stationary machinery exhibition area and in sections designated for live demonstrations. Companies offering products and services across all agricultural sectors will exhibit on the campus. Since animal husbandry and dairy farming play an important role in this region, this year’s event will have a new section dedicated to livestock farming.   

The second innovation will be the „Potatoland”, an exhibition area for the cultivation of potatoes and machinery used for treatment and harvesting. Tatarstan produced up to 1.5 million tons of potato in 2015, thereby, ranking second among all other regions of Russia. Potato plants, equipment and machinery for cultivation, harvesting, storage and logistics will be presented in this section. Additionally, the organizers plan a comparison of cultivation methods of early potatoes. A special highlight will be a tasting session of different potato varieties directly on the field.

Companies interested in participation can book their stand until March 31, 2016 with IFWexpo Heidelberg or Kazanskaya Yarmarka.

Workshop on "International Field Days in the Volga Region"

On February 16, 2016 a workshop on "International Field Days in the Volga Region" was held within the framework of the Volga Agro-industrial Forum in Kazan. The representatives of Kazanskaya Yarmarka and IFWexpo Heidelberg welcomed Russian and foreign participants and informed them about the current stage of preparation for the exhibition, which will take place from June 30 to July 2 in Kazan.

About 25 companies participated in the workshop, where they received detailed information about the field works made by the team of Tatarian Science and Research Institute for Agriculture and about special equipment for the trial plots preparation.

Dr. Reinhard Rossberg, well-known expert of the DLG Field Days (German Agricultural Society) and Mr. Tagirov, director of Tatarian Science and Research Institute for Agriculture, presented to the audience a unique concept of the exhibition as well as three new topics of 2016: Potatoland, sector for livestock farming and demonstration of resource-saving technologies for crop production. Moreover, the Deputy Ministers of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan, Mr. Tagirzyanov and Mr. Gabdrakhmanov, informed exhibitors that the Ministry will actively invite professional visitors from all around the Volga region, and also organize an extensive technical program.

During the Volga Agro-industrial Forum, the management teams of Kazanskaya Yarmarka and IFWexpo Heidelberg had the opportunity to discuss the preparation of the project with the Minister of Agriculture and Food, Mr. Marat Ahmetov, in person.

The exhibition stand of the “International Field Days in the Volga region” was organized at the Forum. Many interested companies, media representatives and farmers visited the stand and received detailed information about the future event.

Resource-saving technologies for crop production

The exposition of large-sized agricultural machinery will take place in the Static Machinery Exhibition area. On the Individual Machinery Demonstration area, however, it is planned to demonstrate the machinery in action. A very special topic for the Volga Region is the resource-saving technologies for crop production. The seeding of spring crops in the Volga region has to be done within a short period and during the vegetative season there is a lack of percipitation. Therefore, the rapid and resource-saving methods play an important role in growth and yield of crops. Companies will demonstrate their sowing machinery and equipment in action. At the same time, the plant can be examined by the visitors.

A rental unit consists of a grass area for stand construction and machinery exhibition of 450 sqm (30x15m) with the adjacent 30 m wide and 100 m long strip for individual machinery demonstration.

Book your demonstration space at the International Field Days in the Volga Region until March 31, 2016!

"Potatoland" at the exhibition in 2016

Tatarstan produced up to 1.5 million tons of potato in 2015 and therefore rankes second among all regions of Russia.

Due to the high potential of the potato sector in Tatarstan, the organizers IFWexpo Heidelberg and Kazanskaya Yarmarka decided to organise "Potatoland", a special exposition dedicated to all topics of potato growing at the International Field Days.

Potato plants, equipment and machinery for cultivation, harvesting, storage and logistics will be presented in this sector. "Potatoland" will be placed on the Trial Field, Campus and areas for Static Machinery Exhibition.

Book your stand at the International Field Days in the Volga Region as soon as possible and secure your best location.

The registration for "International Field Days in the Volga Region 2016" is now open

After the successful premier edition of the Field Days, the next open air exhibition is planned from 30th of June to 2nd of July, 2016 in Kazan, one of Russia’s largest cities. The Field Days are organized by IFWexpo Heidelberg and Kazanskaya Yarmarka and supported by DLG e.V. (German Agricultural Society) and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture of the Republic of Tatarstan.

In 2015 as many as 150 exhibitors from Russia, Germany, Austria, Finland and France, among them well known agricultural companies such as Kuhn, Rostselmash, Gregoire Besson, KWS and Lely, presented their latest products to almost 6,300 visitors. The Field Days were accompanied by an comprehensive technical programme including conference, machinery demonstration and comparison of cultivation methods.

The fieldworks on the exhibition ground have started in August. The sowing of winter crops has been completed and the sowing of summer crops will follow in early spring. Apart from the trial fields, there will be a choice of three other areas: agricultural machinery can be displayed at the Static Machinery Exhibition area, whereas live demonstration of machinery will take place at the Individual Machinery Demonstration area. Moreover, Campus will offer indoor and outdoor exhibition areas for companies which present their products and services within all agricultural topics.

For the producers of seeds, agricultural chemicals and winter crops: Please register before the 2nd of September 2015, so that the sowing works can start on time.

We want to thank the exhibitors of the International Field Days in the Volga Region 2015 and offer them 10% discount when booking their exhibition space for 2016!

DLG-Field Days: Successful Kick-off in Russia

From June 24 – 26 for the first time “International Field Days in the Volga Region” took place in Kazan, the Tatar capital, organized by the German trade show organizer IFWexpo Heidelberg and their Tatar partner Kazanskaya Yarmarka with technical and organizational support from the German Agricultural Society DLG e.V. as well as political support from the Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan Marat Akhmetov and his colleagues.

Organizing and running the Field Days was a challenge, in particular because of the weather conditions: While the fields were still under snow and snowmelt at the end of April, in June both the 150 Russian and international exhibitors firms and the 6,300 visitors coming from Russia as well as Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey and Iran had to cope with a torrid heat wave.

The International Field Days were opened by Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan; Petr Chekmarev, Director of the Department of Plant Cultivation, Chemistry and Plant Protection at the Russian Ministry of Agriculture and Peter Grothues, Managing Director of the Exhibitions Department at DLG e.V. The conference program was jointly organized by the experts of DLG and the Republic of Tatarstan and comprised besides a symposium on “Entrepreneurship as a means to Russia’s self-sufficiency”, round table discussions, machinery demonstrations and comparisons of cultivation techniques. Some 800 national and international experts from politics, business and science took part in the symposium listening to high-ranking speakers debating the competitiveness of Russian agriculture, the development of the milk and meat sector, the demand of skilled workers and other topics. The exchange of knowledge and experience was by no means the most important aspect of this three-day-event.

The next “International Field Days in the Volga Region” are scheduled for July 2016.

Opening of International Field Days in the Volga Region

The official opening of International Field Days in the Volga region took place on the 24th of June on the fields of Tatarstan scientific institute for agriculture in Laishevsky region of Kazan. At the ceremony were present Rustam Minnikhanov, Interim President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Marat Akhmetov, the Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan, Peter Grotheus, the General Director of German Agricultural Society (DLG), Petr Chakmarev, representative from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Stefan Kresse and Lev Semenov, general directors of exhibition companies IFWexpo Heidelberg and Kazanskaya Yarmarka, as well as the representatives of 150 participating companies from Russia, Germany, Finland, France, the Netherlands, USA and other countries.

Within the framework of the technical programme of exhibition, the conference “Entrepreneurship as a means of Russia’s self-sufficiency” has kicked off at the same time, where the broad discussion about the plant cultivation, technical equipment of agrarian sector as well as animal husbandry will the held. Other important events are taking place directly on the fields. Thus, the competition with expoerts from Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Russia and Sweden on cropping methods of the winter wheat is being held on the trial field, whereas individual demonstration of machinery live is being carried out by such companies as KUHN, WINTERSTEIGER, Rostselmash or Sabagro.

Around 4000 professional guests visited the exhibition on the first day.

International Field Days in the Volga Region will continue until the 26th of June.

06/02/15

International Field Days in the Volga Region 2015: Visitor tickets now available

The debuting outdoor event International Field Days will take place 24 - 26 June 2015 in the Volga Region in Kazan following the example of the well established DLG Field Days in Germany, Poland, Turkey and Romania.

Admission tickets may be downloaded on the website www.mdpp.ru allowing visitors to attend the three-day event International Field Days free of charge. Business professionals will have the opportunity to learn more about the latest trends in plant cultivation and agricultural machinery on the field of the Tatarian Research Institute for Agriculture as well as at the co-located conference hosted by the Tatarian Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the German Agricultural Society (DLG e.V.). The official opening ceremony of the International Field Days will take place on June 24, 9am.

The International Field Days in the Volga Region will offer a unique platform for the presentation of agriculture: The Trail Field will feature crop plants (wheat, rape seed, barley, potatoes, corn and sugar beets) on 43 plots. Large agricultural machinery will be presented on the Static Machinery Exhibition. On the individual area for machinery demonstration visitors will see e.g. tractors, combines and plows in action. Renowned companies will present their solutions for plant cultivation, animal husbandry and animal keeping at the Campus. In total 120 companies from Russia, Germany, Austria, Finland, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway and Ukraine will take part.

A comprehensive program on agricultural topics accompany the International Field Days in the Volga Region featuring (1) a congress „Entrepreneurship as a Means to Russia’s Self-Sufficiency“ with discussions on plant cultivation, agricultural technology and animal husbandry, (2) Experts from the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Russia and Sweden presenting the results of the winter wheat cropping method’s competition as well as (3) the Commented Machinery Live Demonstrations on „Field Sprayers“ und „GPS-Controlled Tractors“.

High ranking representatives of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan and the German Agricultural Society (DLG e.V.) will attend the Field Days and the conference program. More than 5,000 business professionals coming from the Volga region, CIS states and Europe will be expected and official delegations from 15 Russian regions will visit the International Field Days in the Volga Region.

Interested companies may receive further information from the organisers IFWexpo Heidelberg and Kazanskaya Yarmarka.

Exhibition-Forum "International Field Days in the Volga region" is included in the list of exhibitions of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russian Federation in 2015!

According to the order № 102 of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia dated on March 16, 2015 Exhibition-Forum International Field Days in the Volga region" received the status of federal significance and is included in the list of exhibitions, trade fairs and congress events held by Russian Ministry of Agriculture in 2015.

More information: www.mcx.ru/documents/document/show/14172.htm