The winter course organised by Katholische LandvolkHochschule (KLVHS) Oesede is an important platform for farmers from western Lower Saxony to prepare themselves for the challenges of the future. This year, the traditional visit to the DIL Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e.V. was once again on the programme during the course.
The DIL is seen as an important interface between agriculture and research, and the farmers took the opportunity to find out about the latest developments in agricultural research. Direct feedback from agriculture is of central importance to the DIL. The presence and feedback from farmers enable researchers to organise their work in a practical way and develop solutions that meet the needs of agriculture.
A special highlight of the visit was the exploration of the DIL branch in Addrup, where intensive research is being carried out on the Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) on farm gr. Macke. Julius gr. Macke gave the farmers a tour of the larvae production facilities and explained the future potential of this form of agriculture. Clemens gr. Macke, Head of Agri-Food Relations at DIL, shed light on the challenges that the future of agriculture will bring.
The visit to the KLVHS Oesede winter course at DIL was extremely informative for everyone involved. The farmers not only gained insights into current research but were also able to experience first-hand how innovations and sustainable practices will shape the future of agriculture.