Experience farming in the Nordic light

By Marianne Mork,
IFAJ Communications Co-Chair,
Norway. 

An exciting congress is coming up in Sweden, 15th-19th August this year. 

«We welcome you to Sweden to learn more about sustainability, which is a hot topic these days. Sweden has proven to be a pioneer in this field, and we believe the congress participants can bring home useful information after their stay here», says Congress General Lena Johansson.

«We offer eight tours, in smaller groups. We do this so everyone can get a better chance to get interviews and have photo sessions with the farmers. The tours offer a variety of experiences, such as barbeque together with the minister of rural affairs, a guided tour in a moose park and a visit to one of the country´s largest publishing companies, owned by Swedish farmers. I would also like to mention the site of our congress hotel, by the beautiful lake Mälaren», says Johansson.

With a maximum of 200 participants, early registration is recommended. The early bird fee of 800 Euro is also worth considering, which should be seen as good value in view of the high cost of living in the Scandinavian country.

There is also the opportunity to explore Finland before going to Sweden, while visiting this part of the world. For only 250 Euro extra, you can go on a pre-congress tour, taking you to interesting sights in southern Finland.

The official post-congress tour goes to Gotland, the biggest island in the Baltic Sea. Well known for its beautiful and distinct scenery and with lots of interesting agriculture, culture and history.

Delegates could also visit the Floriade show in Amsterdam, which is sponsored by IFAJ partners Rabobank.

Registration opens February 10th, and a maximum of 200 persons can participate. Early bird ends March 10. Thereafter the fee will be about 50 Euros higher.

Please note that only 20-25 persons can participate on each of the tours. It is not possible to add more persons when groups are full.

For more information and registration:  www.ifaj2012.se

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