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Executive Meeting in the Czech Republic

In October IFAJ held its semi-annual executive meeting in the Czech Republic. In addition to the meetings the executives got the opportunity to do some interesting visits of farms, the university of life science and a research centre.


When visiting a big dairy farm outside Prague the group was also invited to a demonstration of the latest agriculture machinery from the company Bednar. Like the seed drill Omega OO 8000 L, the fertilizer cart Fert-Cart FC 350 and other brand new tillage machines, which were to be exhibited at the international trade fair Agritechnica later the same month.

IFAJ Executives asking questions to the Bednar hosts. (photo credit: Steve Werblow)

After an early morning start the executives also got to see how fishing for carp has not changed in many ways over the years. Most people in the Czech Republic have fried carp for Christmas. There are many ponds all over the country where the fish are raised and caught.

Fishermen using “old fashioned”methods to fish carp. (photo credit: Johnnie Cluff)

On the tour program there was also an interesting visit to the Madeta dairy plant, which produces cheese with 100 percent Czech milk and has done so for more than 100 years.

The dairy is situated close to the historic town Cesky Krumlov, which is on the UNESCO world heritage list. Fortunately the group could squeeze in an hour’s visit to the town before they had to rush to the executive meeting.

All tours were coordinated by executive member Dana Vecerova and her organizing team, with assistance from the Global Office. To read more about the meetings and what was decided there follow this link: