9 November: Field Trips
A half-day optional field trip to local producers and projects will complement the conference program. Field trips will be held on Friday 9 November, 13.30 – 18.00 (approximate time of return to Eisenstadt).
Around 5,600 hectares of the Esterhazy estate are used for agriculture. A large part of the land is either in or directly adjacent to environmentally sensitive areas such as the Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park, nature reserves or Natura 2000 areas. Esterhazy is aware of its ecological responsibility and was one of the first of the “big” estates to switch all of its own-run areas entirely to organic farming back in 2002. The organic Esterhazy estate produces high-quality agricultural products from the region for the region. Diverse crop rotation, a total absence of agricultural chemicals and also closed nutrient cycles are the main priorities.
Using highly developed equipment the family driven brewery „Privatbrauerei Gols” brews best pannonian beers in the village of Gols / Burgenland. Head brewer and owner Markus Sautner keeps the business regional and quality-oriented. The brewery offers 6 different beer styles permanently and creates specialties using domestic ingredients like chestnuts or herbs.
In cooperation with SAATBAU LINZ organic seed has been propagated since 1995 at this location. The Pannonian dry climate is a big advantage. Currently, 9,000 – 10,000 t of raw materials for organic seeds, organic cereals and organic soybeans are taken over and processed on this site.
Vitakorn Biofuttermittel GmbH was founded 1999, as the first feed mill in Europe, certified and continuous controlled 100% organic location. The company works in three area of operations: Feed production, oil mill and grain trading, with a turnover of more than €17 million. Vitakorn has ten employees and is a strong regional business partner of tillers and livestock owners.
- Please show your voucher received at the registration desk when entering the bus.
- Meeting point: Friday (9 November) at 13.30 in the yard of Esterházy Palace (downstairs)
- Return: approximately 18.00 at Esterházy Palace
- Please sign up at the registration desks for one of the two groups
Please click here for the registration for ICOAS 2018 and the field trip.